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Police launch appeal after cockerels theft at Dorset farm

The cockerels are believed to be worth £300 each Credit: Dorset Police

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.

I would also like to hear from anyone who may have come across any cockerels in unusual circumstances since Saturday 18 January.

– Neil Hawkes, Police Constable of Dorset Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200009080.