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Animal cruelty investigation continues

Three boys arrested on suspicion of theft and animal cruelty following an incident in Norwich yesterday (Monday 16 April) have been released under investigation.

The boys, one aged 12 and two 15, were arrested in Rugg Drive around midday after two bantam chickens were found dead in Eaton Park at about 7am.

Enquiries are continuing and officers are trying to trace the owners of the chickens, believed to have been stolen in the local area.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information concerning it.

Anyone with information should contact PC Lee French at Earlham Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Animal cruelty arrests

Three boys have been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty after two bantam chickens were killed in Norwich this morning (Monday 16 April).

Police were called to Eaton Park this morning at about 7am following reports of chickens was being attacked.

Officers attended and subsequent enquiries resulted in the arrest of three boys in Rugg Drive this afternoon. The boys, one aged 12 and two 15, have been taken to Aylsham Police Investigation Centre where they will be questioned.

It is thought the chickens may have been stolen from a nearby property.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information concerning it.

Anyone with information should contact PC Lee French at Earlham Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.