Help needed in Brassington, Derbyshire

Updated: Apr 15, 2018

The below badger has been found on the High Peak Trail near to Brassington this morning (11/10/17). This was found by a member of the public and reported to the police and our colleagues at the RSPCA. The Badger was still alive at the time but seems to have been shot.

An RSPCA Inspector went out to look for the Badger. We didn’t have an exact location but they managed to locate the animal. At this time it was still alive and taken to a Vet at Ashbourne. Unfortunately on the way to the vets the Badger died from its injuries. An x-ray was carried out on the animal as below and it was clear that it had been shot. One single entry and exit wound.

Anyone with information about who might have shot this badger please call 101 and quote Occurrence number 17000438361 and ask to speak to Pc 2581 or call the RSPCA or Crimestoppers.