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Man in court over Exeter special school chickens attack

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Image caption Staff at the school for children with special needs found four chickens used for animal therapy had been attacked last December

A man has appeared in court after pet chickens were mutilated and killed at a school for vulnerable children.

The 22-year-old man, of no fixed abode, has been charged with one count of theft and one count of criminal damage at Ellen Tinkham School in Exeter.

He was remanded in custody by Exeter magistrates for a crown court trial.

Staff at the school for children with special needs found four chickens used for animal therapy had been attacked last December.

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