'The meat was for personal use only': 'Muslim family celebrating Eid' who turned their east London garden into a makeshift butchers insist 'none of the hacked carcasses were sold on'
A family spotted hacking up animal carcasses in their back garden have insisted the meat was for personal use. Two people were pictured chopping up the remains on a blue sheet spread across the patio at the ground floor flat in East London. The family were thought to be celebrating Eid al-Adha, the Muslim festival of sacrifice. A hygiene probe is underway after neighbours in Dagenham filmed them and alerted environmental health officials.Today a woman living at the address insisted: ‘It was a cow and the meat was for personal use only, nothing was sold on.’ She added: 'We are dealing with the council about this so if you want to know any more you should contact them.' Source