Police target badger baiters

ILLEGAL poachers are being targeted by police after a badger was found snared in Holywell Green.

The incident is being investigated by Calderdale Police’s Wildlife Officer Special Constable Phil Sanderson, who says officers will take tough action against badger baiters.

“Calderdale has previously been a target for offenders who commit badger baiting and who interfere with badger sets,” he said.

“The area has an active badger monitor group who report all matters of interference or concern to the police. Where offences have occurred, offenders will be dealt with robustly.” Anyone who has any information is urged to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.