Appeal for witnesses after up to 70 hens stolen from a field

Police in Northern Ireland are appealing for witnesses and information following the report of a theft of between 50-70 Banty hens from a field in County Armagh.

The hens were stolen from a field on the Drumilly Road in the Loughgall area of the county sometime last week.

A spokesperson for the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said that it was reported that between Thursday November 10 and Tuesday November 15, the 50-70 Banty hens were stolen from a field.

“These Banty hens would be vary colour such as, white, grey, orange and red.

“We are appealing to anyone with any information or to anyone that may have witnessed suspicious activity in the area to contact Armagh Police Station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 919 on 15/11/16.”

The spokesperson also appealed to anyone that may have been offered similar items for sale in suspicious circumstances

Or, alternatively if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, he said.