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Country estate head gamekeeper charged

17:34 24 January 2011

The head gamekeeper at the Holkham Estate has been charged with a string of offences after an investigation by police following the death of a wild bird.

Nicholas Parker, 41, of Main Road, Holkham, has been suspended from his job at the country estate since the allegations came to light last year.

Police said he has been charged with killing a schedule one wild bird, taking game out of season, possessing ammunition for a firearm without a certificate, possessing a shotgun or rifle for committing a wildlife offence, possessing a shotgun without a certificate and a charge of contravening the Wildlife and Countryside Act.

Parker has been released on bail to appear before King’s Lynn magistrates on Wednesday February 9.

5 comments

  • I shouldn't worry too much, Nick, the list of recordable offences is pretty comprehensive. If you want more information you can take a look at the Home Office Counting Rules via this link. http:rds.homeoffice.gov.ukrdscountrules.html Recordable offences include most notifiable offences and also a range of additional summary offences, such as being ‘drunk and disorderly’,

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    galjanie overseas

    Friday, January 28, 2011

  • Head gamekeeper without a firearms or shotgun certificate?

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    Twig Stevens

    Monday, January 24, 2011

  • galjanie overseas - thank you for that! I'm now wondering about the validity of the crime statistics for the county if "only crimes which are indictable (Crown Court if committed by an adult) or triable either way are notifiable".

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    Thoreauwasright

    Thursday, January 27, 2011

  • Nick Ford - This means triable either way. Can be dealt with summarily at a Magistrates Court or on indictment at Crown Court. It will also result in the offence being included in the crime statistics for the County as only crimes which are indictable (Crown Court if committed by an adult) or triable either way are notifiable.

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    galjanie overseas

    Wednesday, January 26, 2011

  • What's an "an either way wildlife offence" please.

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    Thoreauwasright

    Monday, January 24, 2011

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