Peregrine Falcon poisoned in Derry say police

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Police in Derry are investigating the suspected poisoning of a Peregrine Falcon in the city.

The Falcon was found in the grounds of St Columb’s Cathedral on Saturday. Chief Inspector Tony Callaghan, the Foyle Area Commander, said Peregrine Falcons were a protected species.

“This particular falcon was well known to the local community and had become a tourist attraction. Parishioners and local people who liked to watch the falcon are understandably very upset by what has happened.”

Information can be given on the police non-emergency number 101. Alternatively, it can be provided to the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.