Friday 21 October 2016

Police bid to quack duck theft mystery

Published 24/08/2016 | 14:46

The ducks were stolen from a farm in Aberdeenshire
The ducks were stolen from a farm in Aberdeenshire

Police are hunting thieves who stole more than 200 ducks from a farm.

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The 230 ducks were taken from a shed and police believe they were rounded up and loaded into a vehicle such as a pick-up truck or van.

The birds are valued at a low four-figure sum.

They were stolen in the early hours of Friday August 19 from a poultry farm near Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire.

Pc Marc Camus said: "Due to the number of ducks taken it is believed that a vehicle similar in size to a pick-up truck or a transit van would have been sufficient to transport the animals.

"The breeds of ducks taken are not common and are difficult to source. The ducks may therefore be offered for sale to other poultry farmers.

"If anyone has any information about this incident they are asked to call Police Scotland on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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