Police launch appeal after cockerels theft at Dorset farm

Police in Dorset are investigating a theft from a farm in Shaftesbury which five cockerels were taken.

The cockerels are rare breeds of show birds which are believed to be worth £300 each.

Police say the birds were taken between eleven in the morning and close to nine on the 18th January from a secured outbuilding in the Mampitts Lane area.

The cockerels are of various breeds including a Shamo, Stag and a Bearded Asil Credit: Dorset Police

We are continuing to make enquiries to identify who is responsible for these thefts and I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area at the relevant time to please contact us.

Neil Hawkes, Police Constable of Dorset Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200009080.