West Mercia Police officers have issued an appeal following the theft of a bird from a property in the Herefordshire village of Longtown earlier today.

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said:

“I’ve been made aware of the theft of a Harris Hawk today (Thursday 13 January 2022) from the garden of a property just up from the school.  The bird was contained within a secure pen and was stolen somewhere between 8.30am and 4pm.  If you saw anybody acting suspiciously in the village today please contact me and pass on details of what you saw.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Jeff Rouse 3687