Search

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’,

    Report this comment

    galjanie overseas

    Friday, January 28, 2011

  • Head gamekeeper without a firearms or shotgun certificate?

    Report this comment

    Bloater

    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".

    Report this comment

    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.

    Report this comment

    galjanie overseas

    Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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

    Report this comment

    Thoreauwasright

    Monday, January 24, 2011

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Other news

Yesterday, 12:57
Planners have agreed six new homes can be built on Walsingham Road, in Burnham Thorpe - a stone's throw from the idyllic village church.

Six new houses have been approved for the coastal hamlet where Nelson was born - despite opposition from villagers, who fear most of the properties will become second homes.

Yesterday, 15:18
Gresham's School, Holt.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

The body of an 18-year-old woman was found at the Gresham’s School in Holt on Saturday, it has been confirmed.

Yesterday, 06:28
Cyclists on the Holkham Estate, taking part in the 'Pedal Norfolk' weekend. Picture Ian Burt.

They could have changed its name to Ride Blue Skies, as perfect cycling weather greeted the first two days of Norfolk’s premier bike-fest.

Sunday, May 1, 2016
Tamils during the pilgrimage to Walsingham in May 2016. Pic: Archant.

Thousands of Tamil pilgrims made the journey to the shrine at Walsingham for the first of two visits this year.

Most Read

Yesterday, 15:18
Gresham's School, Holt.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

The body of an 18-year-old woman was found at the Gresham’s School in Holt on Saturday, it has been confirmed.

Read more
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Fakenham Town Council's three female members (from left) Julia Sandford-Cooke, Janet Holdom and Emma Smith.

Fakenham Town Council tonight agreed to hold open a vacancy and draw up a strategy to encourage females to stand.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 4°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Fakenham and Wells Times e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up