Police renew hunt for person who killed red kite near Harewood

Police are appealing for help to find the person who shot dead a "majestic" red kite near Harewood.

Officers were first alerted to the crime – it is an offence to take, injure, kill or disturb the species – last autumn, after the shot bird had been taken to the Harewood House Bird Garden.

But the police are still searching for the perpetrator, and this week renewed their appeal for anyone with information to come forward.

North East Leeds Wildlife Crime Officer PC Andy Katkowski, a member of the Wetherby and Harewood Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "We were called to reports of a dead red kite that had been found in Carthick Woods, next to the River Wharfe between Harewood and Collingham.

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