Guernsey man charged over 'callous and mindless' lamb death

A man has been charged after a lamb died in what Guernsey Police said was "a callous and mindless act of cruelty".

The lamb was found in a field at Pleinmont on Wednesday. A police spokesman said the attack on it had involved a vehicle.

An 18-year-old man has been charged under the Protection of Animals Ordinance and with criminal damage.

He is due to appear at Guernsey's Magistrate's Court on 23 December.

Farmer Ben Wallace said the lamb had been in a flock of about 70 sheep, but was the only one injured.

Two other people arrested in relation to the lamb's death have been released on bail pending further inquiries.

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