‘Dangerous’ bull destroyed after abattoir escape
A “dangerous” bull which escaped from an abattoir in Carmarthenshire has been destroyed.
Police received a report that the bull had made a last-ditch bid for freedom from Cig Calon Cymru in Cross Hands at 10.30am yesterday morning.
Officers closed Black Lion Road and warned nearby residents to stay indoors as the bull was considered dangerous.
For the safety of the public, the decision was taken to “humanely destroy” the animal after it had travelled from the abattoir to Black Lion Road, which is parallel to Heol Parc Mawr and Heol Stanllyd, home to a number of businesses.
The police said the animal had become “extremely agitated” and was a danger to the public.
A spokeswoman for Dyfed-Powys Police confirmed: “A bull that had escaped from Cig Calon Cymru in Cross Hands has been humanely destroyed.
“A number of options to safely contain and deal with the bull were considered but none were found to be feasible.”