Suspected poachers spotted in Haslingden

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A GROUP of men suspected of poaching have been spotted in Grane Road, Haslingden.
White lamps were seen in the fields, and sheep and lambs were seen scattering away from four men and several dogs.
They were described as being in a blue or black 4x4, parked on private land near to Jamestone Quarry, out of sight of the road.
According to the National Farmers Union, sheep rustling is becoming an increasing problem, with 60,000 sheep stolen nationally in 2011 alone.
One farmer, from Wycoller in Colne, had 33 of his flock had been stolen in February, less than 12 months after 15 of his sheep were snatched the previous year.
Police are urging anyone who witnesses people acting suspiciously to call them on 101.

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11:28am Sat 19 Apr 14

hugofakenham says...

Why are they called poachers?
As it's lambs they're stealing shouldn't they be called roasters (or braisers,barbecuers,
fryers,boilers)
If oranges are orange why aren;t bananas called yellows?
Why are they called poachers? As it's lambs they're stealing shouldn't they be called roasters (or braisers,barbecuers, fryers,boilers) If oranges are orange why aren;t bananas called yellows? hugofakenham
  • Score: -8

3:11pm Sat 19 Apr 14

mavrick says...

I think Thieves is the word in this situation.
I think Thieves is the word in this situation. mavrick
  • Score: 14

11:30pm Sat 19 Apr 14

hobnobb says...

I am away at the moment! Which is a pity in some respects. I would love to get my hands on those slimy little toe rag poachers! Too many people about, see something suspicious and don't have the nerve to report it! Until they are victims! They then realise it is important to be vigilant ..... See it report it.
I am away at the moment! Which is a pity in some respects. I would love to get my hands on those slimy little toe rag poachers! Too many people about, see something suspicious and don't have the nerve to report it! Until they are victims! They then realise it is important to be vigilant ..... See it report it. hobnobb
  • Score: 5

11:59am Sun 20 Apr 14

Peter Collinge says...

Haslingden is a dogshit town.
Haslingden is a dogshit town. Peter Collinge
  • Score: -4

2:53pm Sun 20 Apr 14

phil kernot says...

The reporter needs to be a bit more clearer stating the facts ,,, not throwing statistics in
The reporter needs to be a bit more clearer stating the facts ,,, not throwing statistics in phil kernot
  • Score: 2

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