THREE people have been arrested in Newent on suspicion of aggravated trespass, as part of the police response to the badger cull.

The cull, aimed at tackling TB in cattle, is believed to have started earlier this month on the Gloucestershire- Worcestershire border.

A 20-year-old man from Walsall, a 52-year-old woman from Pittsburg in the United States of America, and a 26-year-old woman from South Croyden, in Surrey, were all arrested at about 1.45am today.

They were arrested in the Kents Green area of Newent, as part of Operation Themis - Gloucestershire Constabulary’s response to the pilot badger cull.

All three currently remain in police custody.