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Man arrested in endangered birds raid
A MAN has been arrested during a raid following a national probe into the smuggling of endangered species of birds.
The 49-year-old was arrested following the swoop on the home in Stanford-le-Hope.
Officers discovered a haul of dead owls in his freezer and around 25 dead, stuffed endangered birds.
A forensic probe is now underway to determine how the birds died.
The man has been bailed.
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