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Over £7,000 of Koi Carp stolen – did you see anything?

15 Mar, 2017 14:40 News Witness Appeals

Surrey Police is appealing for the public’s help in finding the people responsible for the theft of ten extra large Koi Carp and one Sturgeon fish from Squire’s Garden Centre in Badshot Lea near Farnham.

The theft took place sometime between 6:30pm on Friday 10 March and 7:30am on Saturday 11 March where the fish were stolen from the display pond in the garden centre. The fish had been imported from Israel and are valued at £7,725.

Sergeant Paul Edwards investigating said: “Each of the Koi Carp are approximately half a metre in length, therefore it would have taken a reasonable amount of time and possibly a number of people to take the fish from the display pool. I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and saw anything suspicious to come forward to officers.”

Deputy Chairman Sarah Squire commented, “We are all absolutely devastated that this theft has happened, and are very concerned about the welfare of the fish, as they require a large pond or facility with well-filtered oxygenated water. Pet welfare is at the top of our agenda at Squire’s. We urge people to come forward if they have any information.”

Surrey Police urges anybody with information to call 101 quoting crime reference number 45170025350 or you can use the online reporting system found at and enter the reference number in the ‘Additional information’ section. Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 

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