Police speak to second man over dead animals left outside Wiltshire shop

A SECOND person has been interviewed by police over the dumping of around 50 dead animals on the doorstep of a village shop in Wiltshire.

The gruesome discovery, of dead hares, a kestrel and a barn owl, was made outside Broughton Community Shop on the morning of Friday, March 15.

As part of the investigation, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Police officers arrested a 37-year-old man, from Totton, on March 28 on suspicion of a number of offences, including criminal damage, wildlife and firearms offences.

He was subsequently released on police bail with conditions until Friday 28 June, pending further enquiries.

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In the latest development, on Tuesday (April 9), officers interviewed a 27-year-old man from Hythe on a voluntary basis and was interviewed under caution.

“He remains under investigation,” a police spokesperson said. “Officers continue to investigate the circumstances of the incident.”

Anyone who has any further information that may help police enquiries should 101, quoting reference 44240111410.