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**Update on the sheep Theft/ Butchery offence that occurred in February in Willoughby, Rugby.** A 33-year-old man has been sentenced for theft of sheep. Last month I arrested Ion Pinzari, of St Annes Close, Daventry, for failing to appear at Court for this offence. He appeared at Leamington Magistrates Court the same day. On Sunday […]

A concerned Crick resident has made a gruesome discovery whilst out walking this morning. Rebecca Brown was following a track by the community sports building on her way to some local woods when she discovered a severed sheeps ear with its tag still attached. Unfortunately, the ear is still attached to the tag, its been cut […]

A warrant was recently executed in Birmingham as part of our Operation Hillman investigations into the illegal slaughter and theft of sheep. The warrant was executed at a residential property in Birmingham following our successful application at Coventry Magistrates’ Court. With the help of PC Rachel Smith from Rugby Police, PS Robert Shaw, PC Andy […]

Another incident of Illegal Butchery has been reported, this time in a field off Lutterworth Road, Brinklow. The incident is comes at the same time a similar incident was reported 4 miles up the road in Ansty and further to this incident in Ansty earlier in the year. So today I received a text from […]

Some time between 10.00 hrs on the 29/3/20 and 16.00 hrs 30/3/20, possibly during the night/early hours of the morning, unknown offender(s)have entered a field next to the Main Road, Ansty and taken 4 young ewes.  If you saw anyone or a vehicle acting suspiciously in the area or have any information that could help the […]

Three men have been jailed for the illegal killing of sheep and lambs taken from farmers’ fields last year. Judge Adrienne Lucking QC, speaking to the three throughvideo link at Northampton Crown Court, described the killings as “gruesome and distressing”. Robert Iordan, 23, and Florin Nutu, 36, were sentenced to four years and four months […]

Amongst the stress and anxiety surrounding the Corvid 19 pandemic, one Warwickshire Farmer has had to contend with the additional trauma of losing two sheep to illegal sheep butchers. The gruesome discovery was made by Farmer Alistair Reid early on Friday morning in Coombe Fields near to the Rolls Royce Factory at Ansty. Speaking exclusively […]

Three men Jailed for Sheep Butchery Three men have been jailed today after admitting carrying out a campaign of barbaric illegal sheep butchery across Northamptonshire. Robert Iordan, Florin Nutu and Viorel Manu’s attacks on sheep and lambs in the dead of night throughout last summer had the county’s livestock farming community gripped in fear. But […]

A third man has this week pleaded guilty to sheep butchery offences as part of Operation Stock. Viorel Manu, aged 39, of Birmingham, was due to stand trial on Monday, March 23, but changed his plea to guilty of conspiracy to steal in relation to the slaughter and illegal butchery of sheep and lambs. He […]

Over the last twelve months Warwickshire Police have been working in partnership with neighbouring Forces to investigate a series of sheep butchery and theft offences across the Midlands. There were a total of 22 incidents recorded in 2019 by Warwickshire Police alone under the Operation name Hillman. We have previously posted results from last year […]

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