Police are appealing for the public’s help after a hawk was stolen from the rear yard of a house in Morecambe.
The theft took place sometime between 7am and 6.30pm on Monday 18th November on Euston Road after the victim fed his Harris hawk before going to work.
The hawk, named Tilly, is nine years old and was stolen from the bolted aviary in the yard. She has two bells on each leg and a ring on its left leg. It is worth in the region of £200.
PC Nicola Hayton said: “The owner of the bird was understandably upset when he returned home to find his hawk gone so I would appeal to anyone with any information about the whereabouts of the hawk or the persons responsible to contact Lancaster Police on 101.
“The offenders would have needed to scale a 2.5 metre wall to get into the yard as the gate was locked so I would also be keen to hear from anybody that witnessed any disturbance or saw anybody acting suspiciously in the area.”
People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.