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Bail for man in bird-egg case
Friday, April 20, 2007
Western Mail

A MAN accused of raiding the nests of rare wild birds to amass a collection of thousands of eggs was released on bail by magistrates yesterday.

Among the charges Richard Pearson, 40, faces is that he took five chough eggs and three peregrine falcon eggs from a site in North Wales on April 16, 2005, as well as four barn owl eggs from a nest on the Lincolnshire coast on April 28, 2005.

Pearson, of Phelps Place, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, appeared at Louth Magistrates' Court in Lincolnshire yesterday.

He was remanded on unconditional bail and will next appear before Louth magistrates on May 17.

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