TWO valuable top performing harris hawks have been stolen from a Cheshire Falconry in a night time raid.
Hawks Lemon and Ade, valued at £500, were taken from Cheshire Farm Falconry, Tattenhall, on Sunday January 6.
Owner James Harris, 22, said: “Basically one of the aviaries we have, a mews, which we keep the five flying birds in was broken into. They’ve taken the two Harris Hawks, probably for hunting.
“They’ve cut, using bolt cutters or something like that, in to the pen. The birds are tethered so they can’t fly away so they haven’t had to run around or anything. The bird’s wouldn't’ have put up much of a struggle, they’ve probably jumped up on to a glove.
Full story in Country edition of Friday’s Chronicle.