Canaries stolen from pub garden
Police are appealing for information after 25 canaries were
stolen from a pub garden aviary in Paglesham.
Thieves took the birds from the garden of the Plough and Sail
pub on Paglesham Road overnight between Friday, July
7 and Saturday, July 8, 2012.
They used bolt croppers, or a similar tool, to cut the wire of
Investigating officer Pc Diane Nash said: "The owner is very
upset as he hand reared the birds. They are quite tame
and are used to being very well cared for and having lots
of room to fly about.
"He told me that if they were set free they would just die in the
wild as they are not able to fend for themselves."
Anyone with any information about this crime or who knows where
the canaries should contact Pc Nash at the Area Investigation team
at Rayleigh on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555
Pc Nash added: "Paglesham is a very small close knit community
with very little crime. The pub is the hub of the village and the
local people are very concerned, so I would urge anyone with
information to contact me."