Police probe into disappearance of young cow in Calderdale

Police officers are investigating the disappearance of a calf in Calderdale

Tuesday, 27th July 2021, 4:03 pm

West Yorkshire Police's - Wildlife and Rural Crime unit revealed they are investiating the disappearence of a Shorton calf in the Ripponden.

The animal has gone missing in the last 24 hours.

Anybody with information are asked to contact police on 101 quoting log number 528 on July 27.

West Yorkshire Police are trying to locate a Shorton calf like the one pictured

The policing of wildlife crime is a specialist subject. West Yorkshire Police has appointed Wildlife Crime Officers (WCOs) who, along with their normal duties, volunteer to investigate wildlife offences.

WCOs are specially trained in investigating crimes against wildlife. They will either assist other police officers or take the lead role in the investigation of the more intricate cases, and can also offer training and advice to colleagues.

Wildlife crime is committed when an offence under certain Acts of Parliament has been breached. Offences often involve cruelty and the unlawful killing of wild mammals and birds, some of which are protected species.

There are numerous Acts of Parliament that provide protection for wildlife in England and Wales