Jackdaw japery in Wales

The legal right of the public to get rid of jackdaws is to be disputed in the High Court. A guesthouse owner from Gwynned is seeking leave to judicially review his conviction by Bangor magistrates for causing a breach of the peace by firing a rocket and an airgun in a public place. Lawrence Ridyard claims he was entitled to act as he did because the local authority had failed to remove a statutory nuisance, jackdaws, from a public place. He claims they are classed as vermin and that he was entitled to take the steps he did.