Four men accused of destruction of rare dormouse habitat

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Dormouse

Four people have been issued a summons to appear in court following the alleged destruction of rare hazel dormouse habitat in Hampshire.

It’s alleged that between January 1st 2023 and February 22nd 2023, hedgerows containing dormice on land at Petersfield Rugby Club were destroyed.

The following will appear at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on Thursday June 20th.

  • Stuart Barden, aged 57, of Winchester Road in Petersfield
  • David Cole, aged 34, of Weald Way in Petersfield
  • Steve Field, aged 64, of Redwing Road in Clanfield
  • Neil Hitch, aged 62, of Marybridge Close in Totton

They all face one charge of damaging/destroying a breeding site/resting place of a wild animal of a European protected species.

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