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Horsemeat: 3 released on bail

Two men from Aberystwyth and one from West Yorkshire have been bailed after being arrested on suspicion of offences under the Fraud Act in relation to the horse meat scandal.

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Arrests follow fears over painkiller 'bute'

Police arrested the men after it emerged a significant amount of horse meat containing the painkiller "bute" could have been entering the food chain for some time.

Farmbox Meats Ltd, Llandre in Aberystwyth Credit: Press Association

Authorities in Britain and France are trying to trace the carcasses of six horses contaminated with bute - which were slaughtered in a UK abattoir and may have entered the human food chain across the Channel.

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