Illegal trap fears spark warnings

Police have sent out a warning to anyone using animal traps after a spate of incidents reported in and around the Forest of Bowland.

Friday, 21st October 2016, 10:39 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 7:18 pm

Pictures of deers, badgers and even household cats snared in traps have emerged online and conservationists say more traps are being set. A resident of Calder Vale, east of Garstang, said a cat also had to be rescued from a trap behind his home in The Holme and Garstang Police were called out to the incident.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “If you find a snare or trap that you believe to be unlawfully set or if you find that a snare or trap containing a trapped live animal contact the police on 101.”