SSPCA remove animals after Braes farm death

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Sixty animals have been removed from a Braes farm by animal welfare officers following the “sudden” death of one of the owners.

Local residents say livestock and horses were loaded into transporters by SSPCA officers on Tuesday morning from Windyrigg Farm in Standburn.

Police have attended the incident over the past two days, but say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

A spokeswoman said: “Police are attending an incident at Windyrigg Farm in Standburn, following reports of a sudden death. Enquiries are ongoing, however there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances.”

It’s believed the animals were removed for welfare reasons.

Scottish SPCA chief inspector Paul Anderson said: “We are currently investigating an incident at premises in the Falkirk area. Sixty animals have been taken into our care and our enquiries are ongoing.”