Thursday 29 September 2016

Carbs me if you can: Potatoes raid prompts warning from farmer

Published 05/08/2016 | 11:26

People have been warned not to eat the stolen potatoes
People have been warned not to eat the stolen potatoes

A farmer has issued a health warning after potatoes recently sprayed with chemicals were stolen from his field.

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Gloucestershire Police said 12 yards' worth of Crispin potatoes were stolen from the field adjacent to Foley Road, in Newent, Gloucestershire.

One set was taken last week and a second load was stolen sometime between August 2 and 4.

A police spokesman said: "The farmer says they've recently been sprayed with a chemical, which means they could be harmful to eat unless harvested for another three weeks.

"He claims anyone who eats the potatoes could become ill. Anyone who falls ill after eating one of the potatoes should seek medical advice."

Gloucestershire Police are appealing for witnesses to the thefts to come forward.

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