Police on the Isle of Wight are investigating allegations of criminal offences involving the shooting and sale of rooks.

The news follows reports in Shooting Times, 15 June that diners at the Taverners Inn in Godshill were being offered a salad of local rook, roasted beetroot and hazelnut.

Speaking to VentnorBlog, a local news website, a police spokesman said: ?Specialist wildlife crime officers are working with Natural England, the Isle of Wight Council and the RSPB.

?A 45-year-old man from Ryde, Isle of Wight was arrested by police on suspicion of committing offences under the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act. He was released on street bail pending further enquiries.?

The rest of this article appears in 29th June issue of Shooting Times.

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