Police Scotland officers at Lanark are seeking the public’s help as they investigate the shooting of a bird of prey.
A deceased Buzzard was found near to Station Road in Leadhills. Examination of the bird showed that it had likely been shot, had managed to recover, before then being shot a second time and killed.
Officers are seeking witnesses to any shooting activity which is suspicious.
Those with information on the dead bird are urged to contact Police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 55511, quoting incident number 0571 of 03/04/18.