Horrific find of butchered sheep carcases in woodland
IFA calls for investigation into grisly discovery near Navan
Butchered sheep carcases have been found stuffed into plastic bags in a Meath woodland.
The grisly discovery was made by local beef farmer Joe Kilmartin when he was out herding last Tuesday.
Bloody towels, bloody sawdust and an industrial saw were also found next to the plastic bags dumped on the banks of a ditch in Kentstown.
"There are four of five bags of sheep guts and pairs of sheep legs, and a few other bits and pieces like that," Mr Kilmartin said.
"There mightn't be a whole lot when you put it all together, but it's obvious that someone illegally butchered a few sheep somewhere and threw the offal or the evidence out into the corner of the woods beside me," added Mr Kilmartin, who reported the incident to Navan garda station and Meath Co. Council.
"I thought I was after coming across something more serious than sheep to tell the truth, so it was a bit of a relief when I got closer and looked inside the bags," he said.
It is understood the Gardaí are now investigating the incident.
Meath Co. Council did not respond to queries regarding the find.