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Heron to blame for fish 'thefts'

A Suffolk police investigation into the disappearance of fish worth thousands of pounds has been called off after a heron was found to be the culprit.

Suffolk Police were called in after 27 koi carp and seven large goldfish vanished from a Carlton Colville home.

Officers suspected a raid by thieves and issued a witness appeal which asked if locals saw "anything suspicious" or if they had been offered similar fish.

But the appeal was recalled soon after when they found the heron was to blame.

A further statement issued by police explained: "This incident is now being attributed to a large heron."

A police spokesman said: "We take all incidents very seriously and we were worried that someone might have made off with fish worth thousands of pounds.

"Thankfully, on this occasion an arrest wasn't necessary."

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