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Man guilty of peregrine falcon egg smuggling bid

A man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after admitting attempting to smuggle rare bird eggs out of the UK.

Jeffrey Lendrum, 48, from Northamptonshire was found in possession of 14 peregrine falcon eggs when he was detained on 3 May.

He was waiting for a flight to Dubai and had the eggs strapped to his body to keep them warm.

The BBC's Claire Marshall reports.

  • 19 Aug 2010
  • From the section UK