Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Chickens killed at Ryelands School, children distraught

Lancaster Police are appealing for information after nine chickens had their necks snapped during a break in at a Lancaster school.

The incident took place sometime between 5.00pm on Friday 8th November and 9.00am on Saturday 9th November at Ryelands School on Torrisholme Road. The offenders broke into an area of the school were animals are kept and, having removed the door to the chicken shed, slaughtered all of the chickens inside by snapping their necks.

The dead chickens were found by a member of staff the following morning.

“The offenders clearly knew where these chickens were kept and I would encourage anyone that may have information about this incident to come forward," urged PC Dave Pinnington.

“The children at the school have been left very upset and anybody that could assist with our investigation is urged to contact Lancaster Police on 101.”

• People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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