Police investigate 'unexplained' goshawk death

Police officers are investigating the death of a goshawk that was found in the Llanidloes area, Wales.

The body of the bird was discovered on Saturday, March 26, and its death is currently being treated as "unexplained".

Dyfed-Powys Police's Rural Crime Team (RCT) is appealing for the public's help with their investigation.

PCSO Gary Gwilt said: "After receiving the report, an RCT officer attended the location and recovered the bird.

"We cannot speculate on the cause of death at this time (as it may well be natural causes) however the bird has been submitted to the Wildlife Incident Investigation Scheme (WIIS) for an autopsy to be carried out, in an attempt to confirm a cause of death."

Goshawks are a Schedule 1 species meaning that it is an offence to intentionally or recklessly disturb at, on or near an ‘active’ nest.