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UPDATE: Man Charged in Connection with February Cockfighting Arrest, 23 July

UPDATE: Man Charged in Connection with February Cockfighting Arrest, 23 July

23rd July, 2019 Police Headlines

Update (23 July):

The man, age 45 of Bodden Town, who was arrested on 8 February following a joint Police and Department of Agriculture operation (see below) has been formally charged with Cruelty to Animals and Dealing in a Restricted Pharmaceutical. He appears in court today, 23 July.


Initial Release:

On Friday 8 February, police and animal welfare and control officers from the Department of Agriculture (DoA) conducted an operation at an address on Brushwood Way in Bodden Town in response to concerns from the community about disturbances and illegal activities being carried out there.

During the operation, six roosters that appeared to be used for cock fighting were seized by officers from the Department of Agriculture, as well as implements used for cockfighting.

A 44-year-old-man from Bodden Town was arrested on suspicion of Animal Cruelty and subsequently bailed pending further investigations into the matter.

The investigation is being carried out by the RCIPS with the assistance of the DoA.