Almost 300 animals stolen in Barrow, Ulverston and Millom since 2011
Last updated at 15:49, Thursday, 24 July 2014
TWO lemurs, three turtles and a chicken are just some of the hundreds of animals and pets stolen in Barrow, Ulverston and Millom over the last three years.
The majority of the 274 animals taken between 2011 and 2014 were sheep, according to a Freedom of Information request submitted by the Evening Mail. The spate of animal thefts has varied hugely in South Cumbria over the past three years, with 184 animals stolen in 2012/13 compared to just seven in 2013/14. In 2011/12, the figure was 83.
Some 263 of the reported stolen animals were sheep, with the rural crime most frequent in the LA19 postcode area. In Millom and Bootle, 128 animals were taken from local farms in 2012/13.
Recently, police and Trading Standards have launched campaigns and operations to tackle sheep thefts and monitor livestock movements – and the figures suggest this may have significantly cut the number stolen.
Other animals stolen included three dogs and two rabbits.
The figures relate to animals taken from the LA12, LA13, LA14, LA15, LA18 and L19 postcodes only, covering Ulverston, Newby Bridge, Barrow, Dalton, Millom and Bootle.
In May, the hamster and budgie belonging to Klare Monaghan, of James Street, Barrow, were the latest animals to be taken during a late night burglary.
Cumbria police have made no arrests in connection with the incident, and are continuing to appeal for information to catch the culprit.
Anyone with information is asked call PC Phil Rigby at Barrow police station on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
First published at 15:45, Thursday, 24 July 2014
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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