THE PSNI in Omagh are appealing for information following a report of suspected poison being left on bait in the Crockanboy Road area of Rouskey.
It is understood that they were notified of the discovery of suspected poisoned bait on Monday morning, May 11.
“Following liaison with the Northern Ireland Raptor Study Group and our own Wildlife Officers, we believe there may be various species of protected wildlife in the area,” said Constable Collum.
“It’s our responsibility to investigate cases of suspected wildlife crime and my appeal is two-fold.
“We are keen to identify those responsible and are appealing to anyone with information, or who noticed any suspicious activity in the area, to contact us on 101 quoting reference 466 of 11/05/20.
“Also, I would take this opportunity to stress, to those responsible, the broad ranging consequences of such actions. Not only are you committing a crime and potentially killing precious species of wildlife. You are also presenting a risk to domestic pets and indeed children or anyone coming into contact with the poison or poisoned animal.”
Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.
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