Police appeal over 200 stolen pigs

Cheshire Constabulary is appealing for information after nearly 200 pigs were stolen from a commercial farm near Frodsham. 

The incident was reported on Monday 11 September when officers were called to reports of a burglary at a commercial farm on Hatley Lane, Frodsham.

According to the police, officers found that the offenders had forced entry into the pig farm, using bolt cutters to gain access to the shed. Once inside the building the suspects loaded 178 pigs into a large vehicle, before fleeing the scene.

The incident is believed to have occurred sometime between 6.00pm on Sunday 10 September and 7.00am on Monday 11 September.

Detective Constable Iestyn Lewis-Jones said: “We treat all reports of rural crime extremely seriously and are committed to doing everything we can to make our rural communities safer.

“Investigations in relation to this incident are currently ongoing and we are following a number of lines of enquiry; early indications suggest this incident may have been a targeted burglary.

“As part of the investigation I’m keen to hear from anyone in the local area who believes they may have witnessed anything suspicious on the night this incident occurred.

“I’d also like to urge other farmers in the local area to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity immediately by contacting us on 101.”

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