One hundred and two puppies and dogs rescued in Willingham travellers’ site raid

PUBLISHED: 14:13 30 November 2018 | UPDATED: 14:16 30 November 2018

The animals were discovered at an illegal encampment and are now being looked after by the RSPCA. Picture: CAMBS POLICE

The animals were discovered at an illegal encampment and are now being looked after by the RSPCA. Picture: CAMBS POLICE

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More than 100 puppies and dogs have been seized following a police raid at a travellers’ site. in Willingham.

The quad bikes were discovered at an illegal encampment. Picture: CAMBS POLICEThe quad bikes were discovered at an illegal encampment. Picture: CAMBS POLICE

The animals were discovered at an illegal encampment yesterday (November 29) and are now being looked after by the RSPCA.

Officers also found a number of suspected stolen quad and dirt bikes, a horse trailer, caravan and other vehicles at the site in Black Pit Drove.

A spokesperson from Cambridgeshire Police said: “As part of this warrant 102 dogs were seized. All dogs found on the site were removed and are now in the care of the RSPCA.

“A small number were microchipped and the RSPCA is now in the process of contacting the owners.

“There is no evidence to suggest chips have been removed from any of the animals.

“If the RSPCA are unable to trace owners then further information will be released at a later stage.

“The vast majority of the dogs are puppies or young and it is believed they were bred on the site.”

An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, a 14-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of interfering with a motor vehicle, dangerous driving and failing to stop, and a 26-year-old man arrested on suspicion of theft have all been released under investigation.

A 22-year-old woman and a 17-year-old girl who were arrested on suspicion of theft and handling stolen goods have been released with no further action.

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