Badger charges for Queen's worker
26 May 2009 - BBC News
One of the Queen's gamekeepers on the Balmoral Estate is being prosecuted
after two badgers were killed after getting caught in snares. Robbie Elliot, 45, faces two charges in court of failing to properly check
the snares. The two dead badgers were found in May last year. Elliot is due to appear at Stonehaven Sheriff Court in June.
A spokeswoman for Buckingham Palace said Mr Elliot was suspended at the time
but because of the timescales involved he was reinstated. That could be reviewed
when legal proceedings are over.
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