Surrey

Egham girl arrested over stolen Capel micro-piglets

Stolen micro-piglets
Image caption The micro-piglets were stolen after they had been advertised for sale

A teenage girl has been arrested by police investigating the theft of nine micro-piglets from a Surrey property.

Surrey Police said the 17-year-old from Egham had been arrested on suspicion of burglary and bailed pending further inquiries.

The teenager is the sixth person to be arrested in connection with the theft.

The animals, which are worth about £700 each, were taken from an address in Capel in March after the owner had advertised them for sale.

Four have been recovered but police are still trying to find the other five.

Officers recovered the four from properties in Shepperton and Virginia Water.

The animals who have not yet been found include three black sow micro-piglets, one of which is named Squiggle.

The other two missing animals are pink and black spotted piglets called Dotty and Spotty.

A 21-year-old man from Egham, a 22-year-old woman from Staines, a 48-year-old man from Egham, an 18-year-old man from Shepperton and a 20-year-old man from Shepperton have all also been arrested on suspicion of burglary and bailed.

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