Cambridgeshire cattle rustling prompts cheap beef warning

People have been warned about the dangers of buying cheap meat from unregistered butchers after 15 cows were stolen in Cambridgeshire.

The Hereford and Limousin-cross cattle, worth about £15,000, were taken from a farmer's field in Cambridge Road, Stretham on 6 December.

Cambridgeshire Police warned that cheap beef from an unusual source "may also carry health risks".

It was "an unusual crime for the area," a spokesman said.

The loss of the cattle has had "a massive effect on the victim and their livelihood", he added.

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