HENS and cockerels have been stolen from an allotment.

The birds were taken from the allotments at the rear of Front Street, in Tudhoe, at some point between 7pm on Tuesday, March 19 1and 7am on Wednesday, March 20.

Police in Spennymoor are investigating the theft and are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them at Durham police on 101 ,quoting CRI00185915.