Geronimo, das Alpaka, soll HEUTE als Hazmat-tragender Defra-„Hitmen“ getötet werden’ ankommen

GERONIMO the alpaca will be killed today after cops and Defra officials in hazmat suits stormed a Gloucestershire farm.

The creature’s death, which is set to take place this morning, will end a sad saga that has gripped the nation throughout the summer.

Geronimo the alpaca was pictured being led to his death from a Gloucestershire farm this morning

Geronimo the alpaca was pictured being led to his death from a Gloucestershire farm this morningAnerkennung: SWNS
Shocking photos show the moment police and Defra officials in Hazmat suits arrived to destroy the creature

Shocking photos show the moment police and Defra officials in Hazmat suits arrived to destroy the creatureAnerkennung: SWNS
Distressing photos show the alpaca being dragged away

Distressing photos show the alpaca being dragged awayAnerkennung: SWNS

Mindestens 15 cops in a riot van arrived at the farm in Wickwar at 10.45am.

Some of the uniformed PCs were seen speaking to three people dressed in blue overalls, masks and goggles. All three had bodyworn video.

There was a stand-off with protesters at the gate, and one woman is understood to have been arrested for shooting a supersoaker water gun at a Defra hitman.

A man with a long white beard was also seen grappling with police.

Witnesses at the scene say Geronimo has been loaded into a horsebox and taken away under police escort.

Tearful farmer Helen Macdonald, 50, had said she was prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice and step in the way of any gunman told to kill her beloved alpaca.

inzwischen, fast 150,000 Brits signed an online petition to save Geronimo’s life after Helen insisted the positive tests were faulty.

Actor Joanna Lumley and TV wildlife presenter Chris Packham were among those pleading with ministers to save Geronimo.

SHOCKING SCENES

But the creature’s story ends in tragedy today after a High Court judge ruled it was a danger to other animals.

Vet Helen has been fighting Defra for four years and is now drowning in £50,000 legal fees.

Früher in diesem Monat, Sie erzählte The Sun: „I can’t stand by and let my animal be killed and I’m willing to stand in the way of any gunman who comes to destroy Geronimo.

“They’ve picked on the wrong woman. There is no way that I will put him to sleep.”

She said tests used to diagnose TB are unreliable.

“If Geronimo did have TB he should have been dead by now,” Sie sagte.

Alpacas with TB only last a few months, but it’s been more than four years since he allegedly tested positive.

ARREST AT FARM GATES

“This has become a personal battle between Defra and myself and they are prepared to take me to the cleaners because they can’t bring themselves to admit they are in the wrong.

“We believe we’ve proved that Geronimo is clear of TB from the time he was brought over from New Zealand until now.

“He’s had four skin tests prior to leaving and numerous other blood tests and there’s no evidence of bovine TB. But Defra will not accept these tests.

“They will not accept their initial test was flawed and have been standing by that result ever since.

They have moved the goal posts as far as the tests go and now they just want to make an example of Geronimo and it’s just so unfair.

Less than a fortnight ago, she said she was hand-feeding the sweet creature its favourite foods.

Every moment I get with him is special as it could be the last,” Sie sagte.

I’ve been hand-feeding him as it’s a bit more personal.

Cops said they were supporting the execution of a court warrant, Hinzufügen: “Our role is to prevent a breach of the peace.

Officials arrived at the farm in masks this morning

Officials arrived at the farm in masks this morningAnerkennung: SWNS
Protesters immediately rushed to the site to try and defend Geronimo

Protesters immediately rushed to the site to try and defend GeronimoAnerkennung: SWNS
Cops were pictured holding the arms of one man outside the gate

Cops were pictured holding the arms of one man outside the gateAnerkennung: SWNS
Geronimo was loaded into a horsebox and driven away

Geronimo was loaded into a horsebox and driven awayAnerkennung: SWNS
Owner Helen Macdonald has been fighting for the animal's life for four years

Owner Helen Macdonald has been fighting for the animal’s life for four yearsAnerkennung: Doug Seeburg
The Sun has covered Geronimo's case in a series of high-profile articles throughout the summer

The Sun has covered Geronimo’s case in a series of high-profile articles throughout the summer

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