PC Chris Fearn from Derbyshire Police said that an increasing number of poachers with guns and hunting dogs had been illegally shooting game.

He said: “Since the clocks went back, two deer have been killed and more than 70 pheasants and partridges taken. This is a sophisticated set-up — not someone taking the odd bird for themselves.”

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  • joe 12 pack

    this seem to impply that armed police are going to team up with armed game keepers??? about time….armed citzens helping the police prevent armed crime! why doesnt that make the news !