Shotguns stolen in weekend raid on Fenland farm

FOUR shotguns and a rifle worth thousands of pounds were stolen over the weekend from a Fenland farm.

Police have launched an investigation into the burglary which happened at a farm in Cant’s Drove, Murrow, near Wisbech, between Friday (July 2) afternoon and Monday (July 5) morning.

A gun cabinet in the farmhouse was forced open and the weapons stolen. A chainsaw and strimmer were also taken.

Detective Sergeant Sean Spencer said one of the shotguns was old and could be dangerous to the user if fired.

He said: “I would like to hear from anyone who thinks they might know who carried out this crime or knows where these weapons are now.

“One of the shotguns - a 16 bore Gamage ‘Side by Side’, serial number 47523 - is old and was recently deemed unsafe by a firearms dealer. It could cause serious injury to anyone who fired it.

“The other guns were newer and together are worth thousands of pounds.”

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Anyone with information should contact Det Sgt Spencer on 0345 456 456 4, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.