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Elks stolen from farm
10:53am Wednesday 10th October 2012 in Yeovil
SIX elks have been stolen from a farm near Yeovil.
The elks were stolen between Thursday, October 4, and Friday, October 5. A boundary fence was cut in a field near West Coker and six fully grown elks stolen. Two heavy-duty batteries were also stolen and a further two elks allowed to escape.
The theft has been reported to us and we have begun an investigation to identify the people responsible and locate the stolen elks.
Investigating the incident, 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 the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. They never ask your name or trace your call.