Two charged in connection with Forest poaching incident

Two people have been charged in connection with a poaching incident in the Forest of Dean.

Andrew John Mcnanee, 29, of Lliswerry Park Drive in Newport and Dean Penn, 23, of Firbank Crescent, in Newport, were both charged with coming from land possessing an article for killing/taking game.

They will appear before magistrates in Cheltenham on Thursday, January 30.

The charges relate to a report of lamping at an estate in Aylburton, Lydney at about 9.45pm on Wednesday, December 11.

The police helicopter was involved in a search of the area, which culminated in two arrests at about 10.50pm.

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3:09pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Cuthbert Thickett says...

Great use of police resources shown here, Helicopter at £2000 per hour, plus forces on the ground chasing a few toerags lamping for Rabbits/Hares. Still, I suppose it was on a "private estate" so thats ok. I hope they will employ the same priority when needed to chase down robbers, muggers and drug dealers on our public streets.
Great use of police resources shown here, Helicopter at £2000 per hour, plus forces on the ground chasing a few toerags lamping for Rabbits/Hares. Still, I suppose it was on a "private estate" so thats ok. I hope they will employ the same priority when needed to chase down robbers, muggers and drug dealers on our public streets. Cuthbert Thickett

4:46pm Mon 16 Dec 13

falco says...

I am pleased that the police are taking wildlife crime seriously. Today I'm told that badgers have been found in the Newlands area. These badgers had been tortured and killed. The local landowner sees fit to put snares up all over his land . Local people are fed up with the shooting. The problem is that the judiciary don't give these wildlife criminals long enough sentences. I'd like to see these lawbreakers muzzled and stuck in solitary confinement for a few yrs, but I realize that is wishing for the stars.
I am pleased that the police are taking wildlife crime seriously. Today I'm told that badgers have been found in the Newlands area. These badgers had been tortured and killed. The local landowner sees fit to put snares up all over his land . Local people are fed up with the shooting. The problem is that the judiciary don't give these wildlife criminals long enough sentences. I'd like to see these lawbreakers muzzled and stuck in solitary confinement for a few yrs, but I realize that is wishing for the stars. falco

5:40pm Wed 18 Dec 13

kjag23 says...

May be a costly operation but those out lamping usually commit much worse crimes than poaching rabbits.
Remember the article not long ago about the poor lurcher found near death after being beaten and dumped whilst out lamping?
These people are less than reputable characters.
May be a costly operation but those out lamping usually commit much worse crimes than poaching rabbits. Remember the article not long ago about the poor lurcher found near death after being beaten and dumped whilst out lamping? These people are less than reputable characters. kjag23

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