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Tesco Gallows Corner calls for nature experts after sparrows move in

17:17 20 February 2013

Sparrows at a zoo. Picture: PA Wire/Rui Vieira

Sparrows at a zoo. Picture: PA Wire/Rui Vieira

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A supermarket has had to call in the experts after a protected species of bird appears to have moved in.

Customers at Tesco in Gallows Corner have reported seeing mess caused by a number of sparrows, believed to be living in part of the roof of the store.

The house sparrow is protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, making it illegal to kill or injure one or take, damage or destroy an active nest or its contents.

A spokesman for the supermarket said: “Everyone wants to see these sparrows safely released from the store, and we’re working with Natural England to make that happen, whilst at the same time ensuring that we maintain our high standards for hygiene.”

It is not currently known how long it will take to remove the birds.

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