Three boys arrested after several animals stamped and beaten to death at Kent school farm

Several animals were found beaten and killed at Westlands secondary school last week (Google)

Police have arrested three boys after several animals were killed on a school farm in Kent.

The boys – aged 12, 13 and 14 – were arrested just days after the animals were found beaten and stamped to death at Westlands secondary school in Sittingbourne, Kent.

Chickens were found apparently stamped on and kicked on the farm grounds last Thursday, where farm animals are being kept as pets.

The school has a farm that keeps animals as pets (Westlands Secondary School)

Two pregnant cows, a pregnant pig and piglets were also said to have been let out of their enclosures, while another pig had apparently been kicked and beaten with sticks.

Shocked staff also found that taps had been turned on during a break in and left running overnight.

The arrested trio have been charged with criminal damage and animal cruelty, according to Kent Online.

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Jon Whitcombe, the principal of Swale Academies Trust, which runs the school, described those responsible as “mindless hooligans”.

He said last week: “They have behaved in an abysmal manner towards some of our animals.

“We are now dealing with the consequences.”

Kent Police said the three boys have been released pending further investigation.