Turkeys worth £4,500 stolen from Storrington farm

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Police are appealing for witnesses after around 60 turkey carcasses were stolen from a farm in Storrington.

An outbuilding in Fryern Road was broken into sometime overnight between 6.30pm on Sunday (December, 18) and 6.30am on Monday (December, 19), a police spokesperson said.

A metal gate was damaged in order to gain entry and it is believed a vehicle was used to transport the birds, said the spokesperson.

PC Mike Russo said: “This has been a significant loss for the owners as the combined total of the turkeys is thought to be around £4,500.

“I would ask anyone who was in the area on Sunday night and who saw anything suspicious to get in touch.

“We’d also like to hear from anyone who saw any unusual behaviour in the days leading up to the burglary.

“It’s likely that efforts will be made to try to sell these stolen turkeys on.

“Please be vigilant and mindful of any deal that seems too good to be true.”

If you have any information please email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 152 of 19/12.

You can also report online (https://sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal/) or call 101.

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