The bird was found with suspected gunshot wounds on a public laneway outside Moneyslane (halfway between Banbridge and Newcastle) on Thursday 17th August and was recovered by the RSPB and passed to the PSNI. An initial x-ray indicated there are pieces of shot in the bird and it has now been sent for a post-mortem examination.
- Date of seizure: August 16, 2017
- Numbers of seized birds: 1
- Country: United Kingdom
- Species: Red Kite (Milvus milvus)