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Elk stolen from a farm near Yeovil

By WG_Yeovil  |  Posted: October 10, 2012

Anyone with information should call PC Jackie Poole on 101

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Six elk have been stolen from a farm near Yeovil.

The elk were taken sometime between Thursday, October 4 and Friday, October 5. A boundary fence was cut in a field near West Coker and six fully grown elk stolen. Two heavy-duty batteries were also stolen and a further two elk allowed to escape.

Police are investigating the incident and have appealed for any information which would help identify the people responsible and locate the stolen elk.

Investigating officer PC Jackie Poole said: "This is an unusual theft and would have required a vehicle, and probably quite a bit of time, to complete. I would ask people in the area at the time to cast their mind back and see if they remember seeing anything suspicious.

"I am particularly interested in speaking to anyone who has been approached about elks or elk meat or anyone who saw a vehicle in the area which was capable of stealing these animals. It is possible that dogs were used to help herd the animals. If you can help please give me a call."

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Jackie Poole on 101. Alternatively, phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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  • 2ladybugs  |  October 10 2012, 11:54AM

    I think if these animals were stolen with the aim of selling the meat, I doubt very much whether they are going to advertise the fact that the meat came from an elk. Mind you I am speaking as one who thinks logically but judging by some of the people backing the anti cull of badgers, there doesn't seem to be many more people who think logically.:((

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