Man charged in relation to Spalding meat theft

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THURSDAY 9.30PM; A man has been charged in connection with the theft of about 6,500 worth of meat from two trailers parked outside a Spalding factory.

Sam James Tooke (23) of High Road, Whaplode, was charged with possession of criminal property after being found with 20 partridges thought to have been stolen from a factory on West Marsh Road on Tuesday night.

He is due to appear at Boston Magistrates Court on January 8.

WEDNESDAY 5.15PM: Thieves have stolen at least £6,500 worth of meat from two trailers parked outside a Spalding factory.

Oven-ready partridges, venison and about 2,000 feathered pheasants were taken, along with a quarter of a tank of diesel from a firm in West Marsh Road at about 6pm yesterday (Tuesday).

Anyone with information should call PC Steve Birtles at Spalding Police Station on 101, stating incident 44 of December 11.