Brothers sentenced for disturbing protected wild birds


Two men were today sentenced at Bedlington Magistrates Court for disturbing protected nesting Roseate Terns on Coquet Island near Amble, Northumberland.

Derwick Andrew Ramsay, 43, of Amble was given a three month community order and a three month curfew order and his brother, Leslie Anthony Ramsay, 41, also of Amble was given a one month curfew order.

Both were found guilty at trial of intentionally disturbing a wild bird included in Schedule 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981) while they were in, on, or near a nest containing eggs or young.