The Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson has described this afternoon's Horse meat raid at a slaughterhouse in Todmorden as "absolutely shocking."
It's totally unacceptable if any business in the UK is defrauding the public bypassing off horse meat as beef. I expect the full force of the law to be brought down on anyone involved in this kind of activity.
Three men were arrested tonight by officers investigating the horse meat scandal. One of the men was arrested at a plant in West Yorkshire.
Peter Boddy slaughterhouse in Todmorden has been raided by the Food Standards Agency and the police investigating the horsemeat scandal
Police and the Food Standards Agency have raided a slaughterhouse in Todmorden as part of the probe into horse meat in processed burgers.