Fine for pensioner who shot bird of prey
A PENSIONER who was found guilty of gunning down a protected bird of prey has been left with a bill of more than £2,000 after an RSPCA investigation landed him in court.
Peter Smith, of Clifton Close, Barnsley was charged with killing a sparrowhawk at Hope Street Allotments, Mapplewell, in February last year.
The 77-year-old, who pleaded not guilty, was convicted following a trial at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court in December.
He returned on Wednesday and...