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Hen harrier death probe.

Byline: GRAEME MURRAY reporters@dailyrecord.co.uk

A PROBE has been launched after one of Scotland's most threatened birds of prey was found dead with unexplained injuries.

Wildlife experts say the hen harrier, named Kathy, was satellite tagged as a chick on the Cowal peninsula , Argyll, in August.

She was found on an estate near Dunoon and police have issued an appeal for information.

PC Donald Mackay said: "I appeal for anyone who knows what happened to Kathy to contact police so we can establish how she may have died. It's concerning that a raptor may have been deliberately killed."

Will Hayward, of RSPB Scotland, said: "If criminal cause of death is confirmed, this incident will sadly be another statistic to add to a catalogue of hen harriers that meet their end in this way."

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Date:Dec 22, 2017
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