Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Colwyn Bay - Another arrest of 11,14, and two 9 year old boys over drowned lamb in Colwyn Bay

Last Updated: Tuesday, 12 February 2008, 19:52 GMT 
Another arrest over lamb drowning
Police investigating the alleged stoning and drowning of a lamb have arrested another boy and warned two others.Two boys aged 11 and 14 had earlier been arrested and two more aged seven and nine warned after the animal was drowned in a feeding trough.
North Wales Police said another boy of 11 been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty and criminal damage.
Another two nine-year-old boys have been warned, they said.
The drowned lamb was found in a field in off Peulwys Lane, Old Colwyn on Saturday night. Police said they believed it was stoned and kicked before it was killed.
Two boys were arrested on Sunday on suspicion of animal cruelty and were later bailed.
A spokeswoman for North Wales Police said: "The lamb is believed to have been stoned and kicked before drowning.
Yellow card
"On Sunday 10 February two youths - an 11-year-old boy and 14-year-old boy - were both arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty. Both have been released on police bail pending further inquiries," she said.
"A nine-year-old boy and a seven-year-old boy were also interviewed and issued with a yellow card warning each.
"A joint investigation between North Wales Police and the RSPCA is currently under way with full co-operation from the farmer."
Police are investigating the incident jointly with the RSPCA and continue to ask for information from the public.

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