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Dozens of animals removed in 4 Paws Veterinary Clinic police raid

Dozens of animals have reportedly been removed from a 4 Paws Veterinary Clinic in North Lincolnshire, following a raid by the police and RSPCA.

There were an estimated 30 dog rescue vehicles at the scene in South Killingholme, after police and rescue services arrived at the property at 8.30am on 22 March 2018. Dogs Trust were also present at the scene.

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The Humberside Police have not yet revealed any details, but have said the raid was a result of an intel-led operation. The raid, under the codename ‘Operation Cadmium’, is believed to be one of the largest carried out in the RSPCA’s recent history.

Humberside Police Inspector Tim Harvey said: “We and our colleagues at the RSPCA are currently carrying out an intel-led operation at an animal rescue organisation in Killingholme. At this stage, we cannot confirm any further details, as the investigation is ongoing.”

An RSPCA spokesperson said: “RSPCA officers have accompanied police as a warrant is being executed at a property in Killingholme in Lincolnshire today, Thursday, March 22. Dogs Trust and vets are also present to assist.

“As an investigation is ongoing, we cannot go into any further detail.”

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