Administrators are understood to have been called into a halal abattoir which hit the headlines earlier this year after hidden cameras were used to film the alleged mistreatment of animals.

The Yorkshire Post understands Leonard Curtis have been appointed as administrators for Bowood Farms Ltd, with buyers for the North Yorkshire business currently being sought via its website.

In February the Food Standards Agency said it had launched an investigation into the footage from the Bowood Lamb abattoir in Thirsk, saying it was considering whether prosecutions should be brought.

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