York & North Yorkshire

Nesting kittiwakes 'shot and killed' in Scarborough

Scarborough Harbour Image copyright Christine Matthews
Image caption The birds had been shot on the walls of Scarborough harbour

A number of nesting birds have been shot and killed in Scarborough.

North Yorkshire Police said a total of eight kittiwakes had been shot between 21 and 24 July.

The kittiwake is a medium-sized gull and a protected species. The birds were nesting in the walls of Scarborough harbour.

Officers said inquiries to locate who was responsible for shooting the birds were continuing and have appealed for information.

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