Police open investigation into Castletown Allotment Arson Attack which killed dozens of Chickens

Police have launched an investigation after a man robbed an allotment in Castletown and proceeded to burn it down.

On November 4th last year, a thief broke into a Potterly Allotment in Castletown and stole an electric generator and £300 worth of goods, before proceeding to then set the property alight and flee.

The attack killed 25 chickens.

“Extensive enquiries have been ongoing since November to locate the person responsible and today (January 16) we are appealing to the public for information,” said a spokesman for Northumbria Police.

As part of the investigation, we are releasing an image of the missing generator, in a bid to help locate it in the community. It is described as a black and yellow Böhmer-AG K series generator worth around £250.”

Anyone who has seen a generator matching the one pictured, or has any other information which could assist the investigation, please contact Northumbria Police via their website or by calling 101 quoting crime number: 134465D/22.