• 'Don't talk about the goat wars': how a feral herd divided a Devon village

    7 days ago - By The Guardian

    A herd of feral goats living in a beauty spot outside Lynton have sparked hate mail, death threats, even a murder inquiry. William Atkins reports In the Crown Hotel in Lynton, they tell a gruesome tale about the Valley of Rocks . One June night in 1995, a chef, raging drunk, snatched up a meat cleaver and, announcing he was going to kill someone, vanished into the night. Early next morning, on the clifftop path that leads from the north Devon village to the valley, a dog-walker came upon a 300-yard trail of blood. A murder inquiry was launched, the scene was taped off, forensics tents...
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