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'Savage attack' on Newquay family's pets

Police have described a raid on a family's chickens and ducks as a 'savage and sadistic act of cruelty'. One bird was decapitated, and others had their necks wrung. It happened in the backyard of a house in Hillgrove Street, Newquay, Cornwall.

The break-in happened some time between 9pm on 17 April and 8:30am on 18 April. Four bantams, three other chickens and two ducks were killed in all. The motive is unknown.

I am disgusted that someone could commit such an offence. The owner of these birds is understandably absolutely devastated.

– Inspector Dave Meredith

Police would like anyone with information to come forward.

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