Ten arrested over badger baiting
26 April 2004 - BBC News
Ten people have been arrested by police in east Lancashire on suspicion of
Five RSPCA staff and eight officers from Lancashire Police made the arrests
in Bracewell, near Barnoldswick, at around 0430 BST on Sunday.
The 10 men, three from Barnoldswick and seven from Wigan and Leigh, have all
been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
The arrests follow a tip off from a member of the public.
Officers were told a group of men were planning to visit the area to carry
out a deer hunt and badger digging.
The men were arrested on suspicion of causing suffering to animals and
disturbing a badger sett, which are protected by law.
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