Police in Yorkshire catch man shooting pigeons to use as bait to recapture his pet owl

A man who was firing an air rifle at pigeons while his young children were with him has had the weapon confiscated.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 26th November 2018, 10:24 am
Updated Monday, 26th November 2018, 10:30 am

Bizarrely, the man explained that he was trying to use the birds as bait to recapture his pet owl, which had escaped.

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He was caught in a public area of woodland near Wakefield and had his children with him at the time.

The air rifle was seized by police and the owner reported for firearms offences.