Destroying bat roost costs builders £19,000

A housing developer has been fined almost £19,000 for demolishing a property that was home to protected soprano pipistrelle bats, in only the second case of its kind to be brought by the Metropolitan Police.

by Gareth Simkins
Soprano pipistrelle. Photograph: Evgeniy Yakhontov / Wikimedia Commons
Soprano pipistrelle. Photograph: Evgeniy Yakhontov / Wikimedia Commons

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