Badger found killed and burned in Leeds

A badger was found dead and burned in Leeds.

A badger was found dead and burned in the Halton Moor area of Leeds. Photo sent in by a reader and censored due to graphic content.

West Yorkshire Police believe the animal had been willingly killed and have recorded a crime.

The badger was found in the Halton Moor area of Leeds on Tuesday, March 26.

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An eyewitness told the YEP that the dead animal was found near a fence on the spare land behind the houses near the Carden Avenue junction.

In a statement on Facebook, the WYP Wildlife & Rural Crime team said: "This afternoon officers have attended Halton Moor after a report of a badger having been killed and burnt.

"Crime 13190157290 has been recorded for willfully killing a badger.

"Anyone with any information please call 101 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111."