‘The four were held on suspicion of theft and aggravated trespass during the early hours of Tuesday.
Police said those held were women aged 46, 46 and 34 and a 23-year-old man and they were detained in the Redmarley area of the county.
The 34-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon. Videos posted on protest websites show activists smashing up badger cages with a sledge hammer.’
Brian May criticised by Jewish community for comparing badger cull to genocide
‘Hundreds of people have been protesting against the move and earlier four people were arrested inside the Gloucestershire badger cull zone, on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon.
In a visit to Gloucestershire to show his opposition to the culling, Mr May likened the measure to ‘genocide’ – a word which usually refers to the murder of people.
He faced an immediate online reaction from the local Jewish community who branded his use of the term as ‘dreadful’ and ‘inflammatory.”