Three men were arrested in relation to the slaying of a flamingo on Saturday, August 24, at about 18:15hrs CEST in the area known as Tal-Fessej in Xewkija.
On Saturday the police were informed that a bird fitting the description of one of two flamingos seen earlier was shot by hunters and 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.
Then on Tuesday three men, 66-, 37- and 23-years-old from Nadur, Għajnsielem and Żebbuġ, 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, the police confirmed.
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