Police appeal for information after goat deaths in Warrington Date published: 25th July 2017 10.07am

Police are appealing for witnesses after two goats died following a break in at a Warrington zoo.

At 3.38pm on 24 July 2017 police received a report of a break-in at a petting zoo in Warrington.

The offenders are believed to have climbed a fence to get into Walton Hall Gardens in Walton Lea Road, Higher Walton sometime between 8pm and 10pm on 23 July.

A rhododendron bush had been thrown into the goats’ enclosure by the offenders, which some of the goats ate. This caused two of the animals to die and several  became seriously ill.

Inspector Neil Drum said: “It’s very sad to see that the mindless actions of the offenders who gained entry to the zoo while it was closed to the public has resulted in serious illness and  deaths of these harmless animals. We would appeal to the conscience of anyone who knows who the culprits are, please contact police so that we can find those responsible.”

Anyone with information should contact Cheshire police on 101 quoting incident number 544 of 24 July 2017.

Alternatively information can be given anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.