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Leeds primary school's chickens 'kicked to death'

Middleton Primary School Image copyright Google
Image caption The chickens were on the grounds of Middleton Primary School in south Leeds

Chickens belonging to a primary school were kicked to death by intruders, police have said.

The birds, which lived on the grounds of Middleton Primary School, were attacked at about 21:00 BST on Sunday.

It is believed a gang of up to six youths climbed over a fence to carry out the attack.

West Yorkshire Police said it was a "cruel and mindless" attack which caused distress to both pupils and staff.

Insp Lucy Leadbeater said: "We are carrying out enquiries to identify those responsible and would like to hear from anyone who saw a group of youths in the area or who has any specific information about those involved.

The school has been approached for comment.

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