Animals seized during cruelty raid in Bradford

POLICE seized two dogs and three cockerels after a raid on a Bradford house yesterday.

Officers attended the property on Dalby Avenue after receiving information the public that a resident was suspected of being involved with animal cruelty.

A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty and animal neglect.

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Four motorcycles were also recovered in the raid, which was a joint operation with the RSPCA.

The animals are now in the care of the RSPCA, and enquiries are continuing to establish ownership of the motorcycles.

The man was later released on bail.

Chief Inspector Derek Hughes, West Yorkshire Police’s wildlife lead, said: “We would like to thank the public for the information which led to ourselves and the RSPCA executing this successful warrant.

“Animal cruelty is a horrible crime and this demonstrates that we will work with partners to tackle those suspected of being involved in it.”

Anyone with concerns about animal cruelty is asked to report them to the police by calling 101 or the RSPCA on 0300 123 4999.