Nottinghamshire Police probe farm piglet theft

Piglets Police said 50 piglets were taken in the raid at the farm in Bilsthorpe

Two pigs have been slaughtered and 50 piglets stolen from a field in Nottinghamshire.

Police were called to a farm in Bilsthorpe after the discovery was made at about 07:00 BST on Friday.

One of the sows had been left butchered at the scene but the other was taken and carried to the roadside by more than one person, detectives said.

The force appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

Offenders broke into the farm near the A614 after removing fencing, between 03:00 and 7:00 on Friday, police said.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Nottingham

Weather

Nottingham

Min. Night 16 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • ClockMore for less?

    Could spending less time in the office make you perform more efficiently?

Programmes

  • A factory in JapanThe Travel Show Watch

    Factory infatuation – why Japan’s industrial compounds are drawing large crowds at night

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.