Youth, 18, charged after lamb's death

A TEENAGER has been charged after a car ploughed into a lamb in a Torteval field overnight on Tuesday.

A TEENAGER has been charged after a car ploughed into a lamb in a Torteval field overnight on Tuesday.

Police said the 18-year-old had been charged with offences under the Protection of Animals Ordinance and with a further offence of criminal damage.

He has been released on conditional bail and is due to appear in the Magistrate’s Court on Monday 23 December.

Two other juveniles who were arrested have been bailed pending a decision by the children’s convenor.

Islanders yesterday reacted with horror to news of the lamb’s gruesome demise.

Farmer Stefan Yerby, 17, said he was shocked when he heard a lamb owned by fellow farmer Ben Wallace, pictured, had been mown down in a field off Rue de la Trigale, near the motocross track.