Police raided the basement flat in Gloucester after a neighbour raised the alarm when they saw men taking two live sheep from a car into the building.
Police found both sheep dead, one in the kitchen, and one in the bathroom.
One of the sheep was found to be Upton St Leonard farmer Mike Long’s, and five people were arrested as a result of the raid in April.
Bang to rights!
But….wait, not so fast.
But Mr Long was stunned when the police recently called him to say they could not prosecute those involved as they did not have enough evidence.
I … ummm….
“I thought it was an open and shut case,” he told the Gloucestershire Echo.
Well, yes! So did most people, I’ll wager!
The investigating officer, special sergeant Helen Pritchard, said there was no CCTV, verbal or forensic evidence to link them to the two farms concerned or linking them to the animals’ deaths.
Leaving aside just what the hell is ‘special’ about this useless bitch, what on earth are the police for if they can’t deal with something so simple …?