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Last Updated: Thursday, 17 May 2007, 17:53 GMT 18:53 UK
Man United-hating parrot stolen
The blue-throated Amazon parrot called Chelsea
The blue-throated Amazon parrot called Chelsea was stolen
A blue-throated Amazon parrot called Chelsea, who screeches whenever anyone mentions Manchester United, has been stolen from his cage.

Chelsea was taken from a garden in North Street in Mears Ashby, Northamptonshire, early on Tuesday.

A car belonging to the parrot's owners was also broken into.

Police say Chelsea is able to tell people his name and delivers a high-pitched squawk if Manchester United are mentioned within earshot.

It is believed the thief removed the bird in a towel stolen from the washing line.

The parrot's owner Richard Threadgold said he thought the bird, which had cost him 600, may have been stolen to order.

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