Re Kirkbride caseWhat I have heard are conflicting stories.
1) Last night, message from a friend - cattle being shot
2)8.00am Radio Cumbria - blood testing nothing killed
3) Newspaper office, incoming call. Were slaughtered already
4)Mid-day TV news - To be slaughtered today
5)1.09 DEFRA official at road block - no comment
6)Press office Rosehill, Carlisle - Slaughter today. "What happened last night then" - 2 cattle slaughtered. On suspicion. Blood testing results will be back in 4 days.
7) Evening paper - over 300 cattle culled. This was a reported case, slaughtered immediately, blood tests will be back in a few days.
I passed a Snowie lorry on the way back home via Abbeytown. If he can lip read he now knows that his parents were not married - not to each other, anyway!
The farm belongs to a Barry Todhunter nr. Kirkbride