Drugs and eight dogs seized in police raid in Sleaford

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Police have seized eight dogs and a quantity of drugs in a raid in Sleaford yesterday (Wednesday), it has been reported.

According to a Sleaford Police statement via their Facebook page, police officers executed a warrant under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 on a property in Polyanthus Drive, Sleaford, yesterday morning.

This was carried out in partnership with the RSPCA.

A police spokesman said: “A 53 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of breaching a dog banning order and also arrested for producing a controlled drug after a small number of cannabis plants were found at the address.

“The man was cautioned for the drugs offence and has been reported for summons for the banning order breach. That offence is being dealt with by the RSPCA prosecutions team.”

Eight dogs were seized under RSPCA powers.

An RSPCA spokesman said: “Unfortunately we are unable to discuss complaints about specific people and what action may have been taken. We understand how frustrating that is for animals lovers but releasing information could prejudice a future prosecution or could lead to us being fined.

“We are so grateful to people who report suspected animal suffering to us and we would like to reassure people we will always look into and, if necessary, investigate any complaints made to us about animal welfare.

“A lot of the time issues will be dealt with by advice and education and it is not always appropriate to publicise this information for legal reasons.”