Hard on the heels of the joint investigation, two male teens remain in police custody tonight, in connection with that video went viral showing acts of cruelty to young lams owned by Westover Farm in Sandys Parish.

The two teens, one aged 19 and the other, a 16-year-old boy, were arrested this afternoon and remain in police custody tonight as the investigation continues.

Police said they had identified some of the people involved yesterday, after the video, which runs for just under two minutes; surfaced on the local social media circuit this past weekend, showing the attack.

A police spokesman said: “The Bermuda Police Service would like to thank the public for their assistance so far and continue to appeal for persons with relevant information to come forward, as additional individuals are being sought regarding this matter.

Meanwhile, inquiries continue and anyone who may have witnessed this incident or knows the identity of the individuals involved is urged to call Constable Melvin Best directly on 717-2385 or via the Somerset Police Station on 234-1010.

Cruelty to animals is an offence under Bermuda’s Care and Protection of Animals Act 1975 and carries penalties of up to 12 months in prison with fines.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call Constable Melvin Best on 717-2385 or the Somerset Police Station on 234-1010.

 

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