Officers are still investigating last month's Marwell Zoo break-in, say police

POLICE officers are continuing to investigate an incident where Marwell Zoo was broken into.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 4:07 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 4:15 pm

On Monday, February 15, police cars and armed officers were sent to the zoo in Thompson’s Lane, near Winchester, after reports that people broke in and hurled objects at the animals.

Pictures of the animal abuse were shared on social media at the time, and four people were arrested.

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Marwell Wildlife has called for people to support its fundraising efforts following the break-in. Credit: Jason Brown Photography

A 20-year-old man and a 22-year-old man from Fareham, as well as a 22-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman from Gosport, were arrested on suspicion of burglary.

They were released under investigation.

A spokeswoman from Hampshire Constbaulary confirmed that this investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Hampshire Constabulary on 101, quoting the crime reference number 44210057948.

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