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Turkey burglars steal £800 worth of oven-ready birds

Burglars stole an unusual but seasonal haul when they made off with eight oven-ready turkeys from a farm. Thieves took birds, worth around £800, from a large chiller at a farm in Ocle Pychard, Herefordshire.

The rural property lies off the A417 between Leominster and Newtown crossroads.

Eight turkeys worth £800 were stolen. Credit: Ben Molyneux/Eye Ubiquitous/Press Association Images

A police spokesman said: "The eight turkeys that have been stolen were each packed in their own individual box ready for cooking at Christmas.

"The turkeys were all 'Kelly Bronze' birds and each box was labelled with this name.

"Six of the turkeys weighed 8kg and the other two weighed 9kg. The total value of the stolen turkeys is thought to be as much as £800."

West Mercia Police said the incident happened between midnight on Saturday and 6am yesterday.