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Pictured: Residents are upset for the wildlife. A woodpecker pictured here<br />
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Dorset Police have launched a criminal investigation into a 'slash and burn' tree felling that left residents devastated to determine whether there was any illegality. <br />
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Locals had confirmed sightings of protected bats, owls and woodpeckers in the wooden wildlife haven that was ruthlessly chopped down in a matter of hours with concern that no bat survey was carried out by the developers of the land. <br />
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However, a previous inspection commissioned by one resident earlier this year found evidence of Greater Horseshoe bats. <br />
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Dorset Police have begun enquiries into this development to assess whether the 'slash and burn' project was all above board.