Lambs slaughtered in Crick field
Written by RADio Newsdesk on July 8, 2019
Article Published on Monday July 8, 2019 2:52 PM by RADio Newsdesk
- Daventry Area Crime - Lambs slaughtered in Crick field
pproximately 10 lambs have been illegally slaughtered in a field near Crick.
The gruesome remains were found by the farmer’s 8 year old son sometime this morning.
It would appear that the animals were killed, de-fleeced and butchered before the assailants left with the meat of the animals.
Such incidents have been rare of late following a number of similar incidents in the area earlier in the year.
The Farmers have so far commented; ‘Today the worst thing happened that my children witnessed. Words cannot describe how I feel after all the hard work and love that goes into our stock. Today I feel like giving up.’
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Police are appealing for information after a number of sheep were
killed and illegally butchered in a field off the A428 between Crick and
The carcasses of 12 sheep were then stolen and the remains left in a field, with a further two killed but left at the scene. The incident was discovered by the farmer on Monday, July 8.
It is believed the sheep were killed sometime between 4pm on Sunday 7 July and 4pm on Monday, 8 July.
An investigation is underway and officers are appealing for anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area during times stated, or who has any information that may assist their inquiries, to get in touch.
nyone with information is asked to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101. Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
Incident number: 19000355217
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