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Pets' Attack in Newquay

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 8:22am 22nd April 2014

Police are hunting the attackers who killed chickens and ducks kept as family pets in Newquay.

Others were stolen from a back yard on Hilgrove Road on Good Friday.

Devon and Cornwall Police have released the following information:

Overnight between 2100 hrs on 17 April and 0830 hrs on 18 April offender(s) gained entry to the back yard of a residential premises in Hilgrove Road Newquay and killed the owners poultry. The birds that were killed were:
 
4 bantams, 3 chickens and two ducks.

The birds were killed by having their necks twisted; one bird was decapitated.
 
In addition two ducks that were sitting on a nest of 20 eggs were stolen along with the eggs they were incubating.
 
All of the birds were family pets and their owner is obviously devastated.

At present there is no known motive for this offence.
 
Inspector Dave Meredith said: "This was a savage and sadistic act of cruelty against family pets. I am disgusted that someone could commit such an offence.

"The owner of these birds is understandably absolutely devastated.

"We are appealing for any witnesses to this offence or for anyone with information relating to those involved to contact Sergeant 6460 Rick Milburn at Newquay Police Station on 101 quoting crime number GN/14/619."
 
Information can be supplied to the police anonymously via CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111.

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