The bird's body was found near Daer Reservoir, South Lanarkshire. Photo: summonedbyfells CC-BY-2.0

The bird's body was found near Daer Reservoir, South Lanarkshire. Photo: summonedbyfells [CC-2.0]

Police are investigating the death of a bird of prey on remote moorland near the Southern Upland Way in South Lanarkshire.

The hen harrier’s body was found near Daer Reservoir in Clydesdale earlier this year.

Tests carried out by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Scotland revealed the raptor had been shot. Police Scotland was informed of the results of the tests last week.

A spokesperson said officers were currently carrying out enquiries. The body of the bird was found on Monday 27 April.

The spokesperson said: “We have a number of dedicated wildlife crime officers across the country with extensive experience and we urge anyone with any concerns or information on wildlife crime to contact Police Scotland on 101.

“Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”

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