Slain sheep in a forest, magic symbols … is this the devil’s ...

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Slain sheep in a forest, magic symbols … is this the devil’s work?

Ancient place in England, where witches are steeped in its boggy lore, is being terrorised by knife-wielding ‘Satanists’

Greg Wilford

It is an ancient woodland where a secret society of witches allegedly met to practise magic eight decades ago. 

But now a vicar fears modern-day Satanists may be slaying animals in Hampshire’s New Forest National Park, after several sheep and cattle were stabbed there this month.

One sheep was found dead with a cross and a pentagram, a symbol associated with magic, spray painted on to its body near the village of Bramshaw...

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