Highlands & Islands

Wildlife crime operation launched near Inverness

Police and animal welfare charities have launched an investigation into allegations of wildlife crime on a Highlands estate.

Northern Constabulary has not named the estate involved, but said it was in the Inverness area.

Twenty-five police officers have been working with RSPB Scotland, Scottish SPCA and National Wildlife Crime Unit on the probe.

No further details on the operation were available at this stage.

A police spokesman said: "As inquiries are ongoing and this is very much a live investigation it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time."

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