Jail threat for man who took 5,000 eggs

Yorkshire Post - - SPECIAL REPORT -

A MAN who il­le­gally col­lected more than 5,000 rare bird eggs has been warned he is fac­ing jail.

Daniel Ling­ham, 65, was re­ported to po­lice by a mem­ber of the pub­lic who saw him “head-to-toe in cam­ou­flage gear” pick­ing eggs up off the ground at Caw­ston Heath in Nor­folk, Nor­wich Mag­is­trates’ Court heard.

Co­lette Harper, pros­e­cut­ing, said of­fi­cers at­tended and stop searched him on May 21. She said Ling­ham told the of­fi­cers: “I’ve been a silly man, haven’t I?”

Ling­ham, of New­ton Park Homes in New­ton St Faith in Nor­folk, ad­mit­ted five of­fences un­der the Wildlife and Coun­try­side Act 1981. He was bailed to ap­pear at Nor­wich Mag­is­trates’ Court on Novem­ber 27.

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