Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Colwyn Bay - Boys arrested over drowned lamb

Last Updated: Monday, 11 February 2008, 17:07 GMT 
Boys arrested over drowned lamb
Two boys aged 11 and 14 have been arrested after a lamb was drowned in a feeding trough, and two others aged seven and nine have been warned.North Wales Police officers believe the animal found in a field in Old Colwyn on Saturday night was stoned and kicked before it was killed.
The older boys were arrested on Sunday on suspicion of animal cruelty and were later bailed.
The RSPCA is taking part in a joint inquiry with police.
The lamb was found in a trough in fields off Peulwys Lane, Old Colwyn.
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."
Sgt Nicola Williams appealed for help from the public saying: "We want everyone involved prosecuted for their actions and urge anyone with information to contact us immediately."
Anyone with any information can contact Pc John Dykins at Colwyn Bay Police Station on 845 607 1002 for the English language line, 0845 607 1001 for the Welsh language line, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

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