Police warn poultry owners to be vigilant after Fenland thefts

POLICE have urged owners of ducks and chickens to remain vigilant after a number of thefts across Fenland.

The most recent theft in Central Division (Fenland and Huntingdonshire) saw five chickens and a cockerel stolen from an address in Straight Drove, Farcet, near Whittlesey.

An unknown make of 2.2 air rifle and pellets were also stolen from the address between 8pm Tuesday (July 13) and 6.30am the following day.

Crime reduction manager Sally Davies, said: “We are urging poultry owners to be vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to the police.

“Owners should review the security of their properties including lighting and locks on outbuildings.”

CONTACT: Police on 0345 456 4564 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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