eBay trader’s Chorley home searched in fur investigation

Fur discovery from rural cops following a warrant in Chorley
Fur discovery from rural cops following a warrant in Chorley

This is the haul recovered by officers in Chorley on Saturday morning.

Preston Police’s Wildlife and Rural Crime Officers tweeted the photo and said they had “executed a Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species search warrant in the Chorley are with the UK National Wildlife Crime Unit.”

Officers said the warrant was the culmination of an investigation into an eBay user selling items purporting to be made of wolf, ocelot and otter fur.

The items were recovered from the premises searched and examined by police.

Police said a person has been interviewed a received a formal police caution for a Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species offence.

In a Tweet they added: “As well as enforcement we have now offered advice and support to the person involved to assist in them in running their business lawfully.”