Four people arrested for over 19 alleged animal welfare offenses in Lanarkshire


Four people have been arrested and charged with animal protection offenses in Lanarkshire.

Two men, aged 41 and 48, and two women, both aged 37, will appear in court next month.

They face charges for 19 alleged offenses under the Animal Health and Welfare Act.

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This follows a joint investigation by Police Scotland with the SSPCA, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the Strathaven Area Veterinary Medicine Directive.

The four arrests took place yesterday, April 21.

They are due to appear at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Friday May 20.

A report will be submitted to the Fiscal Prosecutor.

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