PSNI probe Peregrine falcons' 'shooting'
Published Thursday, 26 July 2012
Police believe that Peregrine falcons which went missing in the Ballymena area of Co Antrim earlier this month may have been shot dead.
A Peregrine falcon chick pictured aged around one month old. (© Getty)
After two adult falcons and two chicks of the protected species disappeared from the Glenwherry area, one chick was found fatally injured.
It is thought the other three falcons were killed.
The PSNI's enquiries are continuing.