Child neglect, dead dog - woman arrested

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of child neglect and animal cruelty after a dead dog was found at her home. Police were called to a property on Willow Tree Way in Hitchin at 6am yesterday (Monday) after they received reports of animal cruelty at

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of child neglect and animal cruelty after a dead dog was found at her home.

Police were called to a property on Willow Tree Way in Hitchin at 6am yesterday (Monday) after they received reports of animal cruelty at the address.

When officers arrived they found the dead animal, and a second dog in a distressed state.

Two children were also at the house and are currently being looked after by family.


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A 25-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty and child neglect. She has been released on police bail.

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