Appeal after rare chickens stolen in Southery

Lynn Road in Southery where the chickens were stolen. Lynn Road in Southery where the chickens were stolen.

Thursday, December 12, 2013
2:25 PM

Police are appealing for information following the theft of rare chickens in Southery.

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The birds were taken from coops in a garden on Lynn Road between 4.30pm on Monday, December 9, and 7.30am on Tuesday December 10.

They are Taiwan Shamo chickens, and are believed to be the only ones of their kind in the UK with their particular Maran marking. It is thought that the chickens could be worth hundreds of pounds.

Four of the stolen chickens are cockerels while five are hens.

Officers want to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area during the times stated, or anyone with information about where the chickens are now.

Contact Sergeant Andrew Crown at Downham Market Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

This isn’t the first theft of chickens in the West Norfolk area this year after five hens were stolen from Ashwicken Primary School in June.

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