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Police investigating after 'badger baiting' site found in woods

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Police investigating after 'badger baiting' site found in woods

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Monday, 4 July 2022

Greater Manchester Police

A 'badger baiting' site was uncovered by police, with investigations continuing. The plot of disturbed earth was discovered by a campaigning charity and reported to Greater Manchester Police.
In a statement, GMP Tameside South and West said: "Police received information regarding a 'badger baiting' site being located by the South Manchester Badger Group in the wooded area close to Armitage Close in Hyde. The Protection of Badgers Act 1992 consolidates provisions relating to the protection of badgers and their environment. It specifies offences relating to killing, injuring or taking badgers or interfering with their setts."

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