Local Andover News | Fowl Play Suspected in Andover Cockerel Theft | Andover & VillagesHampshire Police are investigating after two show cockerels were stolen in Andover.

Between 9.30am and 7.45pm on Sunday September 4, the two Sussex cockerels went missing from their pen on Ox Drove.

The owner of the birds said they had spoken to two men nearby at the time and had seen a large maroon van in the area, possibly a Fiat or a Citroen.

Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have any information regarding the whereabouts of the cockerels.

One of the birds is described as buff with a black collar, black tail and black feathers in its wing.

The second is described as silver and slate grey with white edging to its feathers, has a Poultry club Great Britain ring on it marked with a number and the year 2015, and has small scales on its legs.

PC Stephen Rogerson said: “The owner of these cockerels is worried that the birds may have been taken for fighting, but they are show birds.

“The birds are fairly identifiable, so please be aware of any being offered for sale that match the descriptions given or the photographs issued.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting 44160333132, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The released images of Sussex cockerels that look similar to the missing birds, but are not the animals in question.

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