Louth illegal butchery inquiry after sheep heads found

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The sheep carcasses were taken from Highfield Farm, with remains found in a field on Thursday morning

Two sheep have been slaughtered in a field with their heads and feet left behind, prompting an illegal butchery investigation.

Lincolnshire Police said the carcasses were then taken from Highfield Farm in Cadwell, Louth.

It happened overnight on Thursday, with the remains discovered at 07:30 GMT.

Officers asked people who may have witnessed suspicious activity or have recently been offered meat for sale to contact them.

Sgt James Perring said: "Illegal butchery is a serious offence.

"Not only are there risks in consuming meat when it isn't from a reputable source, but it can also cause unnecessary suffering to the animal."

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