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Six pigs killed and stolen from farm near Towcester

Six pigs have been slaughtered and stolen from a farm in Northamptonshire.

The animals were killed and taken from the farm at Greens Norton near Towcester between 16:30 GMT on Sunday and 08:45, police said.

PC Claire Paul said the animals were slaughtered in "unhygienic conditions" and she was concerned the meat "could enter the human food chain".

"If anybody is offered cheap meat and have any suspicions about its source, please contact us," she said.

Northamptonshire Police have also appealed for anyone who saw the animals being transported from the farm to come forward.

"This would have been filthy," PC Paul said of the vehicle. "There was a lot of mud and blood at the scene."

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