Arrests made at meat plants

Last updated:
14 February 2013
Dyfed-Powys Police have today made arrests at both meat plants inspected by the Food Standards Agency on Tuesday.

At Farmbox Meats* near Aberystwyth, Dyfed-Powys Police have arrested two men aged 64 years and 42 years, and in a simultaneous operation police arrested a man aged 63 at the Peter Boddy Slaughterhouse in Todmorden, West Yorkshire.

Approvals for both plants were suspended yesterday by the FSA, so neither firm was operational.

Dyfed-Powys Police can confirm the three people have been arrested on suspicion of offences under the Fraud Act and they are being detained at Aberystwyth Police Station where they will be interviewed jointly by police and FSA staff in what has this afternoon become a joint operation.

* For anyone wanting to return meat to Farmbox please dial the following out of hours numbers in Ceredigion;

Heddwyn Evans or Anne-Louise Davies – 01970 625277