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Ornamental Fish Worth £8,000 Stolen From Garden Centre

Published on: 15 Mar, 2017
Updated on: 16 Mar, 2017

Pictures of the ten large koi carp stolen from a garden centre in Badshot Lea. (Click to enlarge)

Ten large koi carp and one sturgeon, worth nearly £8,000, have been stolen from a garden centre in Badsot Lea, near Farnham.

The theft took place from Squire’s Garden Centre sometime between 6:30pm on Friday, March 10 and 7:30am on Saturday, March 11. The fish, which had been imported from Israel, were stolen from the centre’s  display pond.

Sergeant Paul Edwards, investigating officer, said: “The koi carp are 22-26 inches (over half a metre) long, therefore it would have taken a reasonable amount of time and possibly a number of people to take the fish from the display pool.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and saw anything suspicious to come forward to officers.”

Sarah Squire deputy chairman of Squire’s commented: “We are all absolutely devastated that this theft has happened, and are very concerned about the welfare of the fish, as they require a large pond or facility with well-filtered oxygenated water. Pet welfare is at the top of our agenda at Squire’s. We urge people to come forward if they have any information.”

Surrey Police is appealing for the public’s help in finding the people responsible for the theft and are asking anybody with information to call 101 quoting crime reference number 45170025350 or use the online reporting system found at

Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111

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Responses to Ornamental Fish Worth £8,000 Stolen From Garden Centre

  1. Helena Townsend Reply

    March 15, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    If they were concerned for the welfare of the fish they would have left them in their natural habitat.

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