Naturalist Chris Packham charged with assault of trappers in Gozo
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Chris Packham, the British naturalist and broadcaster is back in Gozo and Malta. He was in Gozo yesterday and according to a video and updates on his Twitter account Packham had to spend two hours at the Victoria Police Station.
In his video Packham said it was because “two trappers claimed I had assaulted them,” and that he is due to appear in court on Thursday morning, He added that “I’m completely innocent of these charges.”
In his original tweets Packham said, “Malta ! You point out suspected criminals to the police . . . and you end up in court ! Please RT and begin baking cakes!#stoptheslaughter” He also said, “Gozo police station . But what happened to the trappers/hunters @RoderickGaldes @JosephMuscat_JM ? Probably – nothing.”
The original tweet and video has now been retweeted almost 1400 times, with Packham getting support from all corners of the globe.
Photograph: Chris Packham Twitter and Facebook