Harborough district farmer banned from keeping animals for 10 years after illegally slaughtering pigs
Date of alert:
Tuesday, 28 February 2023
A farmer from Broughton Astley has been banned from keeping animals for 10 years after admitting illegal pig slaughter.
Robert Emerson, 73, Orchard Road, Broughton Astley, has been given a five-month suspended prison sentence and banned for 10 years from keeping or caring for farmed animals.
Back in December, an off-duty police officer was driving past Far Hill Farm in Leire on his way to work when saw a large group of men at the site. The officer suspected an illegal cannabis factory in the process of being harvested and reported it to 101.