Health Scare Over Stolen Partridge Meat
11:06am 16th September 2014
Almost all of the 125 red legged partridges, stolen from a farm north of Dorchester earlier this week have been found dumped near Martinstown.
Around 100 birds were discovered on Saturday having had their breast meat removed.
Police are linking the incidents to criminal damage to their drinking system, the theft of partridge feeders valued at about
£ 800, and the use of superglue in sealing 5 combination locls and damaging to a motor vehicle.
As well as investigating the crime, Dorchester Inspector Steve Marsh is concerned people check the source of any partridge they may decide to eat.
He's asking pubs and restaurant who may have been offered partridge from an unusual source, or at cut price, contact him, as there's no way of telling whether the food's hygiene is suficient and whether its safe to eat.