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Wildlife crime education officer appointed in Grampian

The UK's first wildlife crime education officer has been appointed at Grampian Police.

Civilian Andy Turner will work with police officer colleagues to raise awareness in a bid to cut down on offences against animals.

His role will include educating school children, and speaking to estate managers and gamekeepers.

Environment Minister Roseanna Cunningham said it was a "very promising development".

Mr Turner, 33, who will be seconded to Grampian Police for three years from Scottish Natural Heritage, said: "I'm looking forward to the challenge."

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