Jail threat for man who took 5,000 eggs
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.