Attack on Penrith allotment pets

Pets at an allotment in Penrith are attacked by thugs.

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Reward offered for information on allotment attacks

A reward is being offered after animals were brutally killed at an allotment in Penrith.

Ferrets, ducks and chickens were attacked between 6 and 8 April at Castletown Allotments, Gilwilly Lane, Penrith.

Six animals with either injured or killed during the attacks Credit: ITV Border

Police say the incident was an 'horrific crime'.

Anyone who has any information about the break ins or the attacks should contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to PC Danielle Dixon. They can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Animals attacked in Penrith

Police are appealing for information after a spate of animal attack at a Cumbrian allotment site.

Six animals have been either injured or killed in the incidents at Castletown Allotments at Gilwilly Lane, Penrith.

The attacks all took place between 6 and 8 April after the site was broken into.

The animals attacked include:

  • One ferret killed with a blunt instrument
  • One ferret stabbed with a sharp garden instrument
  • Two hens had their necks broken
  • One hen had its head removed
  • One duck was sustained serious injuries to its beak, and had to be put down

Anyone who has any information about the break ins or the attacks should contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to PC Danielle Dixon. They can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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