Brothers sentenced for disturbing protected wild birds

25/01/2013

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.