Rare animal artefacts seized in police raid

A 27-year-old was arrested this morning after a police raid on business premises.

Wednesday, 17th January 2018, 3:59 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th January 2018, 4:25 pm
Police have arrested a man after rare animal artefacts were seized during a raid at premises in Burnley today.

Several items were taken from the premises in the Rosegrove area of Burnley after the swoop at around 10-45am.

An eyewitness reported seeing several artefacts, including a rhino's head and a large turtle, being taken from the premises.

The man was arrested on suspicion of offences under the Control of Trade in Endangered Species Regulations 1997.

He is currently in police custody.