There are five new photographs on the Photo page starting…

April 27, 2008 in webcams by MrFarmer

There are five new photographs on the Photo page, starting from number eleven.

Peacock at Leeds Castle. Bec.

The Admiral Benbow in Chapel Street Penzance. CH.

A BEGONIA IN OUR GARDEN LAST YEAR. LYNNE.

This was taken last year in Warsaw, it is a model of Big Ben and apart from the clock face it is made from Tyskie (lager) cans. Val.

Compos house from Last of The Summer Wine. Karen.

Below is an article Elsie emailed to me.

Cop arrested for interfering with badger sett

A POLICE officer was arrested for allegedly interfering with a badger sett at the same time his force was targeting the cruel sport of badger baiting.

The man has since quit the force and is still being investigated by his former colleagues.

In the past two years, Northumbria Police – working with the RSPCA – has carried out a series of operations to smash badger baiting rings operating in the region.

Chief Supt Chris Machell, head of the force’s Professional Standards department, said: “A police officer based in Newcastle area command was arrested in February on suspicion of interference with a badger sett.

“He was released on police bail pending further enquiries. The officer was suspended but subsequently tendered his resignation. This was accepted. The investigation continues.

“Northumbria Police will always robustly investigate any allegation of wrongdoing by employees.”

The officer – who comes from the Westerhope area of Newcastle – has not been named.

He was arrested after a badger sett in Hepscott, Northumberland, was found to have been disturbed.

Sophie Corless, RSPCA spokeswoman, said: “The RSPCA is investigating alleged offences under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 and the Animal Welfare Act 2006.”