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Man in court over rare egg theft
Richard Pearson
Mr Pearson is alleged to have taken thousands of eggs
A 40-year-old Cleethorpes man accused of raiding the nests of rare wild birds to amass a collection of more than 7,000 eggs, has appeared in court.

Richard Pearson, of Phelps Place, is alleged to have taken chough, peregrine falcon and barn owl eggs from nests on Anglesey and in Lincolnshire.

He is also charged with possessing 653 rare eggs and 7,130 wild bird eggs.

Mr Pearson, charged under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, was bailed and the case adjourned until 17 May.

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