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Meerkats stolen in Nottingham

Meerkats are group animal and are likely to be distressed. Credit: PA

Two meerkats have been stolen from a house in Clifton, south of Nottingham.

The animals, which naturally thrive in groups, were taken last night when entry was forced into their enclosure.

The male and female were living at the rear of the property in the Rivergreen area and were discovered missing at around 7:15am this morning.

A skunk is also missing but it is unclear whether it was stolen or escaped when the garden area became insecure.

Inspector Nick Waldram said: “The owner of these animals is distraught that they have been stolen and as they are group animals, they could be in some distress.

“If you know anything about where they might be, please get in touch.”