More arrests in Herefordshire kennel cruelty investigation

By Ross Gazette reporter   |   Reporter   |
Tuesday 16th August 2016 2:32 pm
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Police investigating reports of animal cruelty at the South Herefordshire Hunt kennels have now arrested a total of five people. The arrests have been made in connection with an alleged offence in May 2016.

Recently, two further arrests have been made in relation to this investigation. On August 5th, 2016, a 53-year-old woman from Abergavenny was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty, and on August 12th, 2016, a 45-year-old man from Powys was arrested on suspicion of cruelty to animals.

Three other people had been arrested prior to the recent arrests. On May 28th, 2016, a 37-year-old man and 27-year-old woman, both from Hereford, were arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty. Then, on June 2nd, 2016, a 37-year-old man from Abergavenny was also arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty.

All the arrested people have been bailed until the end of September, while investigations continue.

This morning, five search warrants were executed at properties in Herefordshire and Abergavenny and five other people will be voluntarily interviewed as part of the investigation.

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