Illegal butchery investigation launched after incident near Louth

Police have launched an investigation following a report of potential illegal butchery.

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Police say that two sheep were found slaughtered in a field at Highfield Farm, Cadwell, near Louth, at around 7.30am on March 4.

Their carcasses were taken but their heads and feet were left behind in the field. This is believed to have happened sometime overnight.

Sgt James Perring, one of the Rural, Wildlife and Heritage Crime Officers for our area, said: “This type of crime causes a major impact on the victim, but can also have an impact on the wider community. We will not tolerate this sort of criminal behaviour and we are determined to root out those responsible.

“Illegal butchery is a serious offence. Not only are there risks in consuming meat when it isn’t from a reputable source but illegal butchery can also cause unnecessary suffering to the animal.

“We would like to hear from any residents who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in this area or anyone who may have been offered meat for sale.

“If anyone has any information which can help us with our investigation, please get in touch.”

Contact Lincolnshire Police by calling 101 and quoting incident 47 of March 4 if you have any information.

Alternatively, email [email protected] - include ‘Incident 47 of March 4’ in the subject box.