Northampton school suspects foul play as chickens disappear from coup overnight

Staff at a school in Northampton have launched an urgent plea for the return of two chickens, which they believe must have been stolen from the pupils' coup.

Thursday, 14th July 2016, 11:45 am
Updated Thursday, 14th July 2016, 12:50 pm
Staff at Kings Heath Primary School believe two chickens have been stolen from the coup earlier this week.

Teachers at Kings Heath Primary School bought six chickens in early June, as part of a project pupils have been doing on animals.

But on Tuesday morning staff found someone had broken into the chicken coup and taken two of the children’s prized school pets.

Associate head teacher, Kim Duff, said: “We got the chickens as part of a project our children are doing.

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“Pupils were on a rota to look after and care for the animals. The whole project was about giving the children a sense of pride in caring for something – which is why they are all so heartbroken that two have been taken.

“It is clear that a two-legged thief is responsible, so we are just hoping that someone who reads this can help us find them again.

“It is such a shame that some thoughtless individual can disappoint so many children.”

If you have any information about the stolen chickens contact Northamptonshire Police on 101.