Public support grows to find culprit for bird shootings

The public have really pulled behind a campaign to find the culprits of the shootings of several birds across East Sussex. Sussex Police and East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) have had numerous calls from the public concerned about the recent spate of shootings across East Sussex.

"Thanks to local media support many members of the public have become concerned that people are walking our streets with guns" said Trevor Weeks, founder of East Sussex WRAS, "Sussex Police have phoned us and told us they are also having a number of people go into their Bexhill and Hastings stations as well as phoning too."

East Sussex WRAS has spent over £750 in veterinary bills and more on running costs in order to respond to 6 shot birds across East Sussex. Out of these 6 birds, 1 has died, 3 are in care still and 2 are about to go free at the weekend at Bexhill and Langney.

Anyone wanting to help WRAS, who are funded entirely by donation, can either donate online or send a cheque or postal order payable to "East Sussex WRAS" to the treasurer, Ash Cottage, 73 Friday Street, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 8AY.

"These birds do not have much in life, but life is the one thing they do have. Life is precious and we have no right to take it away so easily." said Tim McKenzie, WRAS’s Casualty Care Unit, "We are really pleased that Sussex Police are taking this seriously and we appreciate all the support members of the public are showing."

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Press Contact: Trevor Weeks, East Sussex WRAS, 07931 523958
Tim McKenzie, East Sussex WRAS, 0781 310 3474

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