February 12, 2019 11.12 am This story is over 31 months old

Dead otter found in illegal trap

Otters are a protected species

A dead otter has been found in an alleged illegal crayfish trap in Grantham.

DC Aaron Flint from Grantham is appealing for witnesses and information after the discovery of the dead otter in the water at the River Witham at Wyndham Park in Grantham.

Otters are a European protected species. They are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act.

Not taking enough care or deliberately injuring an otter is an offence that can be prosecuted.

Killing otters is an offence that can lead to prosecution.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious should contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident 219 of February 7.

It can also be reported to DC Flint via email at [email protected]

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