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Badger baiting swoop

This is Lancashire

Monday 15 January 1996

POLICE and RSPCA officials raided a house in Oswaldtwistle today as part of a big operation into badger baiting.

The operation was initiated by the RSPCA and backed by Lancashire police force. A number of videos were recovered from a house in Rhoden Road. Special plain-clothes RSPCA officers from Sussex have been heading the investigation into the network of suspected badger baiters.

Firearms were also seized from a house in the Fulwood area of Preston.

More than 20 houses in Lancashire, Yorkshire and the North East were raided in the joint initiative.

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