Police have launched an appeal to catch the vandals who killed and stole chickens in an allotments raid in Kirkby.
Officers were called to Allotment Gardens, in Kingsway, at 7am on Monday 14th July, after the attack which happened in the night,
Around five sheds were broken into overnight, and six chickens were killed. A pair of bolt croppers were stolen, along with at least three bantam chickens.
Allotment holder Victor Meynell said: “They have made a terrible mess. They have ripped shed doors off, kicked the coops in and ripped off the locks. They have really gone to town. It is terrible.
“What’s really sickened me is the fact that the chickens have been killed.
“Some of the chickens were kicked to death and some had their necks pulled - as if the people that did this knew what they were doing.”
PCSO Corrine Vaites said: “The intruders left a real mess, but most significantly they slaughtered six chickens. The offenders weren’t able to gain much here but they decided to destroy four hen houses and kill six animals anyway. This was senseless and it was cruel.
“Can you help us identify the culprits? Have you been offered a bantam chicken for sale? Did you notice anything unusual or suspicious in the area on Sunday night into Monday morning? If so, call us.”
If you have any information contact police on 101, quoting incident 101 of 14th July 2014, or 0800 555 111.