Highlands & Islands

Police make new appeal on poisoned Highland raptors

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Image caption Test show 12 red kites died after eating an illegal poison

Police have made a fresh appeal for information following the deaths of 22 birds of prey in Ross-shire in the Highlands.

Tests have confirmed that 15 of the birds - 12 red kites and three buzzards - had eaten an illegal poison.

Police have been investigating the discoveries of dead birds since March.

A reward for information leading to a prosecution has been added to by donations from RSPB Scotland, landowners, farmers and the public.

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