Easter Lamb Decapitated in 'Satanic Sacrifice' Apr 18, 2017 22:42:22 GMT -5
Post by Joanna on Apr 18, 2017 22:42:22 GMT -5
Easter Lamb Decapitated in 'Satanic Sacrifice'
BRIGHTON, East Sussex, U.K. – A newborn Easter lamb was decapitated in a “Satanic sacrifice” during a drug-fueled rave on farmland. Around 600 people attended the illegal party on the South Downs with the remains of the animal now being examined by police. Farmer Martin Carr (above) said he was furious over the incident which happened in the early hours of Easter Sunday and claimed the lamb, which had been born just hours earlier, was “slaughtered in a black magic ritual.” But organizers of the rave have denied killing the creature and said revelers were “just having fun.”
Carr, a tenant farmer on the land owned by Brighton and Hove City Council, said he was “shaking with rage” over the death. “I have 1,300 lambing sheep at the moment and now one of them is wandering around crying for her lamb,” he explained. “Who beheads a lamb? I won’t be able to use the field for grazing or hay because it’s been contaminated with their chemicals and human waste. It’s not about the money, although that is a factor, it is about knowing what’s right and wrong. I only found out about this at about 11a.m. and police knew since 3 a.m. No one told me and no one has helped me.”
Sussex Police made 11 arrests when revelers descended on the farmland and set up music and disco gear after being moved from their original spot in woods near Horsham. Drug paraphernalia was found discarded at the scene as well as cans, glass bottles and human excrement.
Police failed to stop the convoy of around 50 vehicles as they piled into the area around 3 a.m. and had to “monitor the event” for the next 12 hours. A spokesman said they could not break it up “because it was not safe to do so” and instead blocked off the access road leading to A27. Nine of the arrests were made on suspicion of causing a public nuisance, one was for drug-driving and another for assault.
Angry residents complained the thumping bass from the music was pounding so hard they could not sleep. Woodingdean councilor Dee Simson said, “It was horrendous and it was not the right place for a rave. It’s right in the heart of the South Downs National Park. It is not acceptable.” But Joe Hilling and Zoe Funge-Smith, two dog-walkers, claimed they “did not mind the party as long as no one was getting hurt.”
Superintendent Jane Derrick said police worked to “minimize disruption to the community and bring the event to a safe conclusion. “We would like to thank the local residents for their patience and understanding while we dealt with this illegal event,” she added.
A spokesman for the ravers, who asked not to be identified, said, “It’s not possible for any of us to be responsible for killing a lamb – we are just not like that. We clean up after ourselves,” he continued. “We are just having fun. We apologize for the noise but we don’t do this often.”
One raver from Brighton, calling himself AKA Machine, insisted raves were “liberating and an important analogy for celebration – people just want to party.”
As fears grow that raves could make a big comeback this summer, police have appealed for help to “nip fledgling events in the bud.” They say farmers must barricade entrances to fields and residents must tip off the police when convoys of cars and vans begin arriving, usually late at night.
Ravers usually post messages on social media about a forthcoming event, often at very short notice to lessen the chances of police finding out and closing the roads. It’s believed police monitor social media in the hope of gleaning information about the plans. A Sussex Police spokesman explained, “Once a rave becomes established, it is very difficult to close it down safely, especially during the hours of darkness. Early warnings of events, either from people living close by or from information gleaned from social media, enables police to attend and prevent people from accessing the site.”
Source: Joseph Curtis, The Daily Mail, April 17, 2017.
Photo: Brighton Argus/Solent News.