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Theft of peregrine falcon - Bucklesham

Rural crime

Police are appealing for witnesses to a theft of a peregrine falcon from Bucklesham near Ipswich.
  
It happened between 2pm and 4.30pm on Thursday 21 November from a premises on Newbourn Road. 
 
It was stolen whilst it was tethered to a perch in the owner’s garden. The bird is 11 years old and has a closed ring as well as anklets attached with the victim’s details on them. 
 
At this stage it is unclear if it was targeted or opportunistic theft and police would ask the public to be vigilant for any such birds appearing in gardens or if anybody knows of one that has recently appeared for sale.  Police believe it’s likely that the creature would be sold at a lower price than the market value.
  
Owners of birds of prey or any other valuable pets are urged to review their security and ensure all reasonable measures are put in place to prevent such thefts. We would also urge owners to keep good quality images of their pets, to assist with identification. 
  
Anyone with information relating to theft or knows of the bird’s whereabouts is asked to contact police, quoting crime reference 37/70717/19.
  
Website – http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update
 
Email: [email protected]
 
Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org 
 
Phone – Call 101
 
Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.