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UPDATED RELEASE: Arrests made as part of animal cruelty investigation

*UPDATE*

Five people arrested in May, June and August 2016 on suspicion of animal cruelty have been released from police bail, a file is with West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Complex Casework Unit, the investigation is live and ongoing.

All five people have been compliant with bail conditions and we are satisfied that the continued use of these is no longer proportionate. Once the CPS have had opportunity to review all of the evidence, we are satisfied that we can re-engage relevant parties as necessary.

Issued: Wednesday, September 27 2017 2:05pm

Police investigating reports of animal cruelty at a kennel in Herefordshire have arrested five people. The arrests are in connection with an alleged offence in May 2016.

On 28 May 2016, a 37-year-old man and 27-year-old woman, both from Hereford, were arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty.

On 2 June 2016, a 37-year-old man from Abergavenny was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty.

On 5 August 2016, a 53-year-old woman from Abergavenny was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty.

On 12 August 2016, 45-year-old man from Powys was arrested on suspicion of cruelty to animals.

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

Five search warrants were executed at properties in Herefordshire and Abergavveny and five other people will be voluntarily interviewed as part of the investigation.

 

Published 27/09/17