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Three boys arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty after chickens killed in park

PUBLISHED: 15:56 16 April 2018 | UPDATED: 17:53 16 April 2018

Eaton Park in Norwich. Photo: Kirsty Sims/citizenside.com

Eaton Park in Norwich. Photo: Kirsty Sims/citizenside.com

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Three boys have been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty after two bantam chickens were killed in a Norwich park.

Police were called to Eaton Park at about 7am this morning (April 16) following reports of chickens being attacked.

Enquiries by officers resulted in three boys, one age 12 and two 15, being arrested in Rugge Drive and taken to Aylsham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

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 of 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.

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