The Malta Independent 22 December 2014, Monday

Three arrested over slaying of flamingo

Malta Independent Wednesday, 28 August 2013, 11:54 Last update: about 7 months ago

Three men were arrested in relation to the slaying of a flamingo on 24 August, at about 6.15pm, in the area known as Tal-Fessej in Xewkija, the police said.

Back then, the police were informed that a bird fitting the description of one of two flamingos seen earlier was shot by hunters and had been recovered at sea by a hunting dog.

Despite the several extensive patrols in the area, no sign of the flamingo or the hunters was found.

Yesterday, three men, who are 66-, 37- and 23-years-old and who live in Nadur, Ghajnsielem and Zebbug, Gozo, respectively, were arrested following further investigation by the Gozitan Criminal Investigation Department.

Although the super-protected bird has not yet been found, evidence was found that may link the suspects to its slaying. 

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