Rare birds from Camblesforth worth around £2,500 have been stolen from a small holding close to the A1041 a along with £700 worth of red diesel.

The stolen birds include barnacle geese, peacock, tufted ducks and hens.

The offenders have had time to chase the birds, catch them and place in containers before leaving the scene of the burglary. A number of aviaries where also damaged.

Police want to hear from anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area, has been offered the birds for sale, or knows of their current whereabouts.

PC Dean Turner of Selby police said: “I’m appealing to anyone in the Yorkshire area who may have been offered these birds for sale or has any information about who may be responsible for the theft of them.

“The thieves must have had suitable transport to remove the birds, which will have taken time to catch and place into transit. Anyone who can assist the investigation is asked to contact the police without delay.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for PC Dean Turner. Or email dean.turner@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference 12140041484 when passing on information about this crime.

Additional Info

Police Incident Number12140041484
Police ForceNorth Yorkshire Police 0845 60 60 24 7