Meat theft shock at country hotel

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Police have launched an appeal after more than £600 of meat was stolen from a Fylde coast hotel.

The incident happened between 3pm and 9pm on December 23 when thieves took the items from an outbuilding in the grounds of Springfield House Hotel on Wheel Lane, Pilling.

The meat stolen included three turkey crowns, 20 shoulders of lamb, 35 lamb shanks, 40 duck fillets, pork, bacon, gammon and geese. Cheese and a crate of Peroni lager was also taken, with the items stolen costing more than £700.

PC Robert Tugman of Lancashire Police said: “If anyone noticed any suspicious activity in the area then we would urge them to contact police

“It is likely the offenders could have tried to sell on the meat in the street, in pubs or from possible from the back of a vehicle. Members of the public being offered such items for sale are urged to contact police on 101 with as much information as possible.”

Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at

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