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Thieves steal 70 pheasants from Stoke farm
11:16am Thursday 13th September 2012 in News
Police are appealing for information following the theft of 70 pheasants from a farm in Stoke, Andover. The incident occurred between 7.30pm on Wednesday, September 5 and 8.30am on Thursday, September 6. The offenders would have had to enter the land by foot to reach the pheasant’s pen and it would have taken several bags to carry the birds valued at around £200.
Countrywatch officer PC Steve Rogerson said: “It is unlikely that the birds have been taken for food as they are only young and too small to eat. They are therefore probably being kept in another pen.
“Among the birds stolen were black pheasants which are not particularly common.
“I would like to hear from anyone who has been offered these birds for sale or has any information about them.”
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact PC Rogerson at Basingstoke police station by phoning 101. Mini-Com users can call the police on 18001 101. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.