Community Resolution Order issued after Dacorum woman attempted to sell 1960s ocelot fur coat

This order was used to educate her around the law of the matter

Monday, 19th April 2021, 11:26 am

A woman from Dacorum has been issued with a Community Resolution Order after attempting to sell a genuine 1960s ocelot fur coat.

The 18-year-old, from Chipperfield, had attempted to sell the coat online before the UK National Wildlife Crime Agency alerted police.

Officers subsequently made contact with the woman and she agreed to a Community Resolution Order.

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This order was used to educate the woman around the law of the matter and to encourage her to conduct her own research on selling fur items.

Sergeant Ryan Hemmings, from the Rural Operational Support Team, said: “Offering to sell genuine fur from protected or endangered species, without having specific paperwork, is an offence and contravenes the CITES legislation (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species).

“Please let this be a lesson to anyone thinking of selling genuine fur; if you do not have the correct paperwork and authority, you are breaking the law and appropriate action will be taken.”

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