Tayside and Central Scotland

Man charged with setting wild bird traps on country estate

A man has been charged with setting wild bird traps on a Glenisla country estate.

Craig Graham, 51, is alleged to have set a "fenn-type trap", baited with a pheasant carcass on a tree stump, between Bridge of Brewlands and Kirkton of Glenisla.

Prosecutors say he repeatedly set the trap, which was likely to "cause bodily injury to any wild birds coming into contact with it".

The case will call again next month.

An alternative charge states that Mr Graham set the trap with the intention of killing or taking a wild bird.

The incident is alleged to have taken place between 9 July and 17 July last year at the estate in Glenisla.

Mr Graham, of Bridge of Cally, Perthshire, did not appear at a pleading diet hearing at Forfar Sheriff Court relating to the case.

His lawyer asked by letter that the case be continued without plea.

Sheriff Pino di Emidio continued the case until 12 May.

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