Search

Thousands of wild bird eggs seized from man’s home

PUBLISHED: 08:10 23 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:58 23 May 2018

Around 5,000 wild bird eggs have been seized from a man’s home in the Broadland area. Photo: Police

Around 5,000 wild bird eggs have been seized from a man’s home in the Broadland area. Photo: Police

Archant

Around 5,000 wild bird eggs have been seized from a man’s home in the Broadland area.

Police said they were called to Cawston Heath, near Reepham, following reports of a man acting suspiciously.

He was located by PC Colin Bailey and arrested after being found with a clutch of wild bird eggs.

But police said a search of the man’s house on Monday revealed a much bigger haul.

Officers uncovered around 5,000 wild bird eggs, which had been stored in wooden trays and catalogued.

A post on the Broadland Police Facebook page said: “Enquiries now continue with the RSPB to establish the full extent of the recovery and the long term damage caused to our declining population of wild birds.”

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other popular content

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Plans have been drawn up to replace a former doctors’ surgery and pharmacy in Cromer with nine new two-storey homes.

Yesterday, 09:20

Children have shared their devastation over the vandalism of a newly-opened play park on YouTube.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Danielle Steel falls in love with Norfolk town (without even visiting it) and makes it the star of her latest novel

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Police are appealing for witnesses following the death of a 28-year-old woman in a three-vehicle crash on the A149, near North Walsham.

Most Read

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Plans have been drawn up to replace a former doctors’ surgery and pharmacy in Cromer with nine new two-storey homes.

Read more
Nigel Pearce
Yesterday, 09:20

Children have shared their devastation over the vandalism of a newly-opened play park on YouTube.

Read more
YouTube
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Police are appealing for witnesses following the death of a 28-year-old woman in a three-vehicle crash on the A149, near North Walsham.

Read more
North Walsham
Friday, December 7, 2018

A loud bang has shaken up a Norfolk neighbourhood, but questions linger over the source of the noise.

Read more
Monday, October 30, 2017

Blue Planet shows us some of the wonders that lie beneath the waves around the world.

Read more
King's Lynn

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 2°C

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Norfolk News e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

North Norfolk News weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy