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Curfew for teen who killed two gulls in Newquay

Curfew for teen who killed two gulls in Newquay

Published by Emma Carton at 12:48pm 14th September 2018. (Updated at 7:29am 15th September 2018)

A four-week curfew has been handed down to a teenager who shot and killed two seagulls in Newquay.

Truro Magistrates Court heard how 19-year-old Edward Mosley targeted the birds with an air weapon.

The RSPCA says the herring gulls were nesting and the charity has described the attack as callous.

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A teenager who admitted to shooting and killing two nesting seagulls in Newquay has been sentenced to a four-week curfew

"Gulls have a particularly tough time of it and every year we see callous attacks like this, particularly in coastal areas.

"We urge people to be tolerant of the wildlife living around them, and remember they are protected under law.

"All it takes is a bit of care and understanding to minimise any nuisance caused by gulls - such as not feeding the gulls and disposing of litter carefully.

"Blocking off areas where gulls normally nest outside of the breeding season will also help to reduce the problems".

RSPCA inspector Paul Kempson

Edward Mosley, of St Anne’s Road, will have to obey the curfew between 7am and 7pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

He was also ordered to pay £385 in court costs and forfeit his weapon to the court to be destroyed.

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