Gainsborough: Police warning after spate of chicken thefts

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Police are warning chicken owners to stay vigilant after a number of birds were stolen in and around Gainsborough in recent weeks.

The majority of the thefts have occurred on allotments but one incident took place in the garden of a private dwelling.

Police are asking chicken owners to keep their birds in a secure compound overnight and to pass on that advice to anyone else they know who keeps chickens.

Anoyone with any information regarding the thefts should contact the police on 101.