Man arrested in Gnosall cockfighting raid

A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of using cockerels for cockfighting.

The man was arrested by Staffordshire Police on offences under the animal welfare act on Thursday after officers raided a house in Gnosall.

He has been bailed pending further inquiries, police said.

The RSPCA said its officers recovered a number of cockerels from the house and it had started a joint investigation with the police.

Cockfighting was banned in the UK more than 170 years ago.

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