[01 NOV 00]
CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Slaughter Small Animals
killed chickens, gerbils and guinea pigs when they set a cage of
ferrets on them at a small-holding near Nuneaton.
crime was discovered in a shed in School Lane, Galley Common last
were first called to the site following reports that windows in a
number of vehicles on the site had been broken.
discovered that around 50 windows had been broken. But going into
a shed they found chilling evidence that small animals and birds
had been destroyed.
guinea pigs, ferrets and 25 chickens and chicks were found dead.
concluded that the cage of ferrets had been let loose on the other
animals, before they were killed.
Ian Wilkinson said:
is an absolutely appalling indent of criminal damage and
nail gun with between 200 and 300 cartridges was also taken.
Wilkinson added that the gun should be found and returned before
anyone was hurt by it.
is an extremely dangerous piece of equipment if put in the wrong
with information should call police on 01926 415000.