Police investigate theft of valuable stolen Harris Hawk

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Humberside Police are investigating the theft of a Harris Hawk from Lowthorpe.

Between 1pm and 4.30pm on Saturday 4 January a female Harris Hawk was stolen from its owners premises in the village.

The owner runs a pest control company and the bird was used in the business.

A spokeswoman for Humberside Police said: “The offender/s have approached the housing structure the bird was kept in, cut the tether and taken the bird.

“The owner believes that the offender/s must have known something about birds as they have taken the female rather than the male - which was been left behind - as the female is worth more.”

The stolen hawk is dark brown with ginger or red feathers on its wings and white tip to the tail.

The bird also had red numbered rings on its feet.

It has been reported stolen to all organizations and specialists who deal with Hawks and locally with Farmwatch.

If you witnessed anything suspicious in the area or have any information please contact the police and quote crime reference 2018677.

Police are also investigating an incident at the Blue Bell pub in Nafferton in the early hours of Saturday 4 January.

The police spokeswoman said: “The landlady heard a bang outside the public house. She later discovered that the windows on either side of the entrance door were broken. Two half bricks are believed to have been thrown at the glass causing it to break, one pane in each window. The windows have internal shutters and these caused the bricks to bounce back onto the street.”

If you have any information about this criminal damage please contact the police on and quote crime reference 2018573.

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