Criminal Behaviour Order issued to Poole man

A man who was videoed pulling the head off a woodpigeon that was posted on Facebook has been handed a five year Criminal Behaviour Order.

Scott Matthew Cochrane, 25, of Poole, was issued with the Criminal Behaviour Order by Bournemouth magistrates' court, which started on 28 August 2015.

He was convicted at the same court on 26 February 2015 of killing a wild bird and given a six-month conditional discharge.

The order states that Scott Cochrane must not:

  • Act or incite others to behave in an anti-social manner, that is to say a manner that causes harassment, alarm or distress to any person in Dorset
  • Use or incite others to use threatening, intimidating, insulting or abusive words or behaviour in any place to which the public has access in Dorset
  • Be in possession of a wild animal, wild bird or part of a wild animal or bird living or dead in Dorset
  • Be in possession of a catapult in a place to which the public have access or private land as a trespasser
  • Allow a dog under his control off a lead except on private land with the land owner’s written permission

Police Sergeant Andy Napper, of Rossmore, Alderney, Branksome and Newtown Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Cochrane has been involved in a number of anti-social incidents over recent years, and he was responsible for callously killing a bird.

“This order sends a strong message that we will be tough on those who commit rural crime, animal cruelty and anti-social behaviour in Dorset.”

Issued 3 September 2015

Scott Cochrane
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