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Sheep abuse suspect has twin brother

PUBLISHED: 16:46 06 August 2008 | UPDATED: 11:50 12 August 2010

A POLICE investigation in to the sexual assault and death of several sheep is hampered because the suspect has a twin brother.

A POLICE investigation in to the sexual assault and death of several sheep is hampered because the suspect has a twin brother.

DNA found at the scene of the sick assaults in and around Tongs Farm, Botany Bay Lane, Chislehurst, could belong to either of the 27-year-old men.

The molester left his clothes strewn across the fields from which police were able to extract DNA but if the twins are identical it will be the same.

Two sheep are thought to have been killed and several others traumatised in the brutal attacks which happened between March and June this year. At first, only one man was arrested during a dawn raid at a property in Dulwich on July 17.

He was arrested on suspicion of bestiality and possession of drugs with intent to supply.

But the Times has discovered that a second man was arrested on suspicion of bestiality at his home in Sydenham on July 18.

Both men, who have been bailed, are forbidden from entering farmyards and the borough of Bromley. According to a source, a key witness now has to pick out the suspect in an identity parade because although they are twins, 'there are differences between them'.

A police spokesperson would not confirm the men were twins or whether there would be an identity parade but said: "We can confirm that there have been two arrests and enquires are continuing.

"A 27-year-old man was arrested in Dulwich on July 17 and has been bailed to return on September 2. A 27-year-old man was arrested at his address in Sydenham on July 18 and has been bailed until August 13.

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