Newspaper and other reports on the trial of Harry Sissen

Sissen comes clean on Lear’s to the Leader of the Opposition

CAGE & AVIARY BIRDS November 14 1998

William Hague to investigate macaw breeder’s dilemma

Sissen comes clean on Lear’s to the Leader of the Opposition

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Sissen to face trial

Sissen to face trial

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16 rare birds dead in Sissen case

A report in the 3.12.99 issue of Cage & Aviary Birds reads as follows:

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Sissen wins legal aid

A report in the 22.1.2000 issue of Cage & Aviary Birds reads as follows:

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The 24-carat parrots

A report on the trial of Harry Sissen by Neil Sears. Published in the Daily Mail on 24. March 2000

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Ghost of parrot haunts Hague.

A report by Paul Wilkinson in the Times on 31st March 2000

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Press release by Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

Press release by Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) dated 10th April 2000

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Cleared of two charges

Cleared of two charges

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I didn’t admit to smuggling, says Sissen.

I didn’t admit to smuggling, says Sissen. Parrot breeder tells court the Tory leader must have "misunderstood" A report on the Sissen trial in the issue of "Cage & Aviary Birds" for week ending 15.4.2000.

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Guilty verdict in Sissen trial

Guilty verdict in Sissen trial

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Press release by HM Customs and Excise

Press release by HM Customs and Excise soon after verdict on 14th April 2000

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Behind bars, the bird man named by Hague

Behind bars, the bird man named by Hague. A report in the Daily Mail, a popular British national tabloid, on 15th April 2000

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News fact sheet issued by HM Customs and Excise

News fact sheet issued by HM Customs and Excise on 14th April 2000

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Prison sentence for UK parrot smuggler.

Prison sentence for UK parrot smuggler. Press release by Royal Society for the Protection of Birds issued on 14 April 2000

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Birds may go back home

Birds may go back home

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Devious and elaborate scheme, says Judge

Devious and elaborate scheme, says Judge

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Sissen jailed

Sissen jailed

A report in Cage & Aviary Birds week ending 22. April 2000

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Right of appeal

Right of appeal

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Two year investigation.

Two year investigation.

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Sentence doesn’t fit crime

Sentence doesn’t fit crime

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Sissen to appeal

Sissen to appeal

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Appeal date set for Sissen

Appeal date set for Sissen.

A report in Cage & Aviary Birds week ending 4. November 2000

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Sissen: wait for verdict

Sissen: wait for verdict

A report in Cage & Aviary Birds week ending 25. November 2000

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Sissen loses appeal, but has sentence reduced

Sissen loses appeal, but has sentence reduced. A website report on 8th December 2000

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Sissen loses appeal but soon to be free

"Sissen loses appeal but soon to be free." A report in Cage & Aviary Birds for the week ending 16th December 2000

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Sissen released from prison

"Sissen released from prison". Report in 20th January 2001 issue of Cage & Aviary Birds.

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Summary of the ruling in the Appeal Court by a barrister

Summary of the ruling in the Appeal Court by a barrister

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House of Lords refuses to consider appeal

"House of Lords refuses to consider appeal." A website report of 1st March 2001.

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Sissen guilty as charged

" Sissen guilty as charged ". A report in Cage & Aviary Birds issue dated 24th March 2001.

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Angry outburst in court room

Angry outburst in court room

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Commercial operation

Commercial operation

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Sissen’s illegal earnings

"Sissen’s illegal earnings" A report in the Cage & Aviary Birds issue for week ending August 11th, 2001

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Bird smuggler told to repay £150,000

"Bird smuggler told to repay £150,000".Report in the Yorkshire Post on 27th September 2001.

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Slow justice clips wings of Brazilian Three

"Slow justice clips wings of Brazilian Three". A report in the Times by Valerie Elliot on Monday, 10th December 2001.

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Set the three free

"Set the three free". A report by Greg Meenehan published in the issue of Cage & Aviary Birds for the week ending 12th January 2002.

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Breeder seeks birds’ return

"Breeder seeks birds’ return" A report published in the Yorkshire Post, British regional daily newspaper, on 6th June 2002.

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Breeder says he left rare birds in Balkans

" Breeder says he left rare birds in Balkans " A report published in the Yorkshire Post, a British regional daily newspaper, on 7th June 2002.

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Custody battle over rare parrots

" Custody battle over rare parrots". A report published in the Northern Echo, a British regional newspaper, on 7th June 2002.

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Parrot breeder wins battle for evidence

"Parrot breeder wins battle for evidence". A report published in the Northern Echo , a British regional newspaper, on 8th June 2002.

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Bird man wins delay over DNA

" Bird man wins delay over DNA". A report in the Yorkshire Post, a British regional newspaper of 8th June 2002.

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Jailed bird breeder must wait for court ruling on confiscation

"Jailed bird breeder must wait for court ruling on confiscation". A report published in the Yorkshire Post on 25th June 2002

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Customs kidnapped birds

Customs "kidnapped" birds

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Sissen decision delayed

"Sissen decision delayed". A report in Cage & Aviary Birds for the week ending 13th July 2002.

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Return seized birds, judge tells Customs

"Return seized birds, judge tells Customs". A report in the Northern Echo, a British regional daily newspaper on Thursday, 21st November 2002

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Parrot fanatic’s birds are returned

"Parrot fanatic’s birds are returned". A report by Kate Bowman in the Northern Echo, a British regional daily newspaper on Friday, 22nd November 2002

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Birds to come back to Sissen

"Birds to come back to Sissen". A report by Greg Meenehan in Cage & Aviary Birds for the week ending 7th December 2002

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Customs plan Sissen appeal

"Customs plan Sissen appeal" A report in Cage and Aviary Birds for the week ending March 1st 2003

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Court to decide whether rare parrots go back to smuggler

" Court to decide whether rare parrots go back to smuggler". A report in the Northern Echo, a British regional daily newspaper, on Thursday, 10th April 2003

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Bird owner defiant after losing court custody fight

" Bird owner defiant after losing court custody fight ". A report in the Northern Echo, a British regional daily newspaper, on Tuesday, 29th April 2003

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Sissen appeal is backed by Hague

"Sissen appeal is backed by Hague". A report by Greg Meenehan in the issue of Cage and Aviary Birds dated 7th February 2004

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Sissen wins right to review

"Sissen wins right to review". A report in the issue of Cage and Aviary Birds dated 13th March 2004

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Smuggler fails in court bid to reclaim birds

" Smuggler fails in court bid to reclaim birds ". A report in the Northern Echo, a British regional daily newspaper, dated 10th July 2004

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Jailed breeder’s hunger protest

" Jailed breeder’s hunger protest ". A report in the Northern Echo, a British regional daily newspaper, dated 2nd October 2004

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