Police appeal over Tintwistle chicken thefts

Police in Tintwistle are appealing for information following the attempted theft of chickens in the village. Would-be thieves used tools to try and force the door of a wooden chicken coop at an allotment site on New Road. No entry was gained but damage was caused. The incident took place sometime overnight between 6.30pm on Monday, December 28 and 6.30am the following morning. Similar thefts have taken place at the allotments over recent months with ten chickens being stolen from the site.

Officers from the Hadfield and Tintwistle Safer Neighbourhood Team will be carrying out increased patrols in the area and will be offering crime prevention advice to boost security. PCSO Brian Buller from the team said: “I would urge the public to contact us if they saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area on the night of the incident or know who is responsible for the theft.
“Similar incidents have taken place over recent months and we are working to find those responsible.”
Anyone with any information about the attempted theft is asked to contact PCSO Brian Buller on 101, quoting crime number 56003/15, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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