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Over £7k of meat stolen from butcher's in Cullybackey

By Laura Abernethy

Published 19/12/2015

The boxes of meat were stolen from premises in Dreen Road, Cullybackey
The boxes of meat were stolen from premises in Dreen Road, Cullybackey

More than £7,000 worth of meat was stolen from a family butcher's in Cullybackey.

Around 30 boxes of steak were stolen by thieves who forced their way into the Dreen Road property overnight on Wednesday.

The theft was discovered around 7am the next morning.

The boxes each have 'Topping Meats' written on them and a power washer and a sum of cash were also taken.

Chief Inspector Stephen McCauley said: "We are keen to hear from anyone with information about this burglary or from anyone who is offered meat for sale in unusual circumstances.

"Aside from the criminal aspect of purchasing stolen meat, there are also some very obvious health implications for anyone consuming meat from a non-reputable source and we would strongly advise against this on that basis as well."

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