Reports reveals dozens of birds of prey have been shot across East Anglia

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A wildlife organisation is calling on the government to tackle crime against birds in East Anglia.

The RSPB in Eastern England today (January 3) has demanded urgent action is taken against wildlife crimes including the shooting and poisoning of birds of prey.

The call follows the publication of the organisation's annual Birdcrime report.

The most up to date report reveals that 41 wild bird crimes were recorded in the East in 2015.

24 involved the shooting, trapping or poisoning of birds of prey.

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These include the confirmed shooting of three buzzards, one red-footed falcon, one marsh harrier and the confirmed poisoning of two buzzards and one red kite.

RSPB Eastern senior conservation officer, Phil Pearson, said: 'It is well past time that illegal killing of birds of prey was consigned to the history books. I hope the government will respond to this latest call for action to see this happen.'

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