Thursday 17 August 2017

£1,500 alpaca stolen from farm

Britney, a one-year-old alpaca, has been stolen from a farm in Worcestershire
Britney, a one-year-old alpaca, has been stolen from a farm in Worcestershire

A one-year-old alpaca worth £1,500 has been stolen from a farm, police said.

Britney was taken from a garden at the farm in Bewdley, Worcestershire, according to West Mercia Police.

The female alpaca is described as being 3ft to 3ft 6ins high at the shoulder, with a white fleece.

A West Mercia Police spokeswoman said: "The owner thought she may have run off after being scared by a low-flying helicopter, but even if she had managed to get out of the secure garden, they don't think she would have gone any further for fear of straying too far from the herd.

"A local resident has reported seeing flashlights over the weekend she went missing, so it is now believed she was stolen."

Alpacas are herd animals and can become scared and die if they become separated from the group, police said.

Officers are appealing for anyone with information on the theft, which took place between September 16 and September 19, to contact them.

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