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Dagenham resident given a formal warning for cutting up an animal carcass in their garden

PUBLISHED: 15:57 03 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:29 04 September 2018

The council has issued the tenant with a formal warning. Picture: LBBD

The council has issued the tenant with a formal warning. Picture: LBBD

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A resident in Dagenham has been given a formal warning after they were filmed cutting up an animal carcass in their garden to celebrate the Muslim festival Eid.

A video clip which showed the bloodied carcass in the rear of the property was widely circulated on social media websites after it was filmed by a disgusted neighbour.

A spokesman for Barking and Dagenham Council told the Post they had investigated the incident and the resident, who lives in an ex-council home, had not breached food safety legislation nor had they posed a food safety risk as the meat was not being used for commercial purposes.

However the resident, who bought the home under the Right to Buy scheme, had breached the terms of their lease so has been served with a Community Protection Notice (CPN) which lasts a year.

If the CPN is breached the resident could face court action.

The spokesman added: “The council is committed to diversity in its borough, and has dispensed food safety advice and guidance accordingly, to ensure that those practising their religious beliefs in this way do so safely.”

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