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Heartless thieves steal £20,000 of meat including turkeys and ribs of beef from a farm shop 

Hundreds of people are set to go hungry on Christmas Day after heartless thieves steal £20,000 of meat including turkeys and ribs of beef from a farm shop

  • Countless turkeys stolen alongside lamb and ribs of beef in the ‘mindless’ theft
  • Police told at 7.47am on Monday, December 24, and are appealing for witnesses
  • A policeman said hundreds of families will be left without turkeys on Christmas 

Hundreds of people will be going hungry on Christmas day after £20,000 worth of meat was stolen from a farm shop.

Countless turkeys were stolen alongside lamb and ribs of beef in the ‘mindless’ theft from Johnson’s in Old Hurst, Cambridgeshire.

Police were notified at 7.47am on Monday, December 24, and are now appealing for witnesses.

Countless turkeys were stolen alongside lamb and ribs of beef in the ‘mindless’ theft from Johnson’s in Old Hurst, Cambridgeshire. Image undated 

PC Poppy McCullagh said: ‘This mindless act will have a devastating effect on the business and leave hundreds of families without their turkey dinner this Christmas.

‘I am appealing to anyone with information, or who may be offered meat for sale, to contact us.’

Yesterday, chaos broke out in several UK supermarkets as shoppers squabbled over the remaining turkeys on sale. 

One Twitter user told how two elderly women came to blows over a turkey in Liverpool and had to be separated by staff, calling their spat ‘turkey rage’.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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