Theft of trout in Bibury

 

Police investigating the theft of a number of rainbow trout from Bibury Trout Farm are warning the public to be wary if they are offered any for sale.

The fish are part of the breeding stock at the trout farm and, as the females are anaesthetised as part of the egg harvesting process, are not intended for human consumption.

PC David Wood said: “There is no cause for alarm or panic as there is no serious danger to human health, but the farm has to certify that the female trout are not for human consumption when they dispose of them so it is right to make the public aware in case they are offered any for sale.”

The trout, estimated to be worth up to £500, were stolen overnight Monday 12 June to Tuesday 13 June.

More fish died as a result of stress caused by the attempts to catch them.

Anyone with information about the theft, or is aware of the fish being offered for sale is asked to call Gloucestershire Police on 101 quoting incident 64 of 13 June.