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Operation Hillman Update

A man arrested in connection with a series of illegal sheep butchery offences has been released on bail as Operation Hillman investigations continue.

On Saturday, August 10, officers from Warwickshire Police and Northamptonshire Police executed warrants at four addresses in Coventry as part of joint investigations into incidents of sheep slaughter, illegal butchery and theft.

Items seized are now undergoing examination, and a 39-year-old Coventry man arrested on suspicion of theft and criminal damage has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Warwickshire Police remains in close contact with neighbouring police forces also investigating illegal butchery incidents.

During Saturdays raid a second arrest was made on an unrelated matter, relating to the recovery of items stolen in a burglary in Derbyshire in a burglary in Derbyshire.

A 58-year-old Coventry man arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods was transferred to Derbyshire Police.