Rare Hens Stolen In Lytchett Minster

Officers investigating the theft of poultry in Lytchett Minster are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a large number of hens were stolen.

During the incident, which took place between 7pm on Sunday 21 October 2012 and 9am on Monday 22 October 2012 at an address along Dorchester Road, 10 rare breed hens were stolen.

Police Constable Adam Taylor, of Purbeck police, said:

"All of the hens were Light Sussex breed and are worth £25 each.

"The victim has previously suffered a spate of poultry thefts but nothing since December 2011.

"These have all been very upsetting incidents for the victim.

"I'm keen to hear from anyone with any information about this incident, and also from anyone who has been offered poultry in unusual circumstances or for an unusually low price."

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident numbers 22:93. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.