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AXMINSTER: Health warning to egg thieves: Don’t eat them!

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

WARNING: Jane Nevell and David Brooks pictured at their allotment at Millwey Rise

WARNING: Jane Nevell and David Brooks pictured at their allotment at Millwey Rise


Thieves and vandals have been warned that eggs they steal may be unfit for human consumption and could cause illness. The stark but caring warning was issued after eggs were stolen from Millwey Rise allotments in Axminster. Jane Nevell and David Brooks keep the chickens and are very angry about the thefts, but are keen the eggs are not passed on to an innocent third party. They keep almost 15 chickens, some of them with a high-profile past as they featured in a television series shot by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and his team. About a month ago the pen was broken into and eggs stolen. Damage to fencing Then someone repeated the trick on Sunday June 8th at some point between 2pm and 9pm, damaging fencing and netting in the process. Jane said: “Sometimes we treat the chickens for worms, and if that is the case you can’t eat the eggs for a number of days.” Mr Brooks added: “If we’ve wormed them, you could end up ill. If they are that desperate for half a dozen eggs, they can knock on the door and I’ll give them some.” In addition, plants were also ripped up at other plots on the allotment site and Mr Brooks said: “Why can’t they rip up their own plants at home? “People work hard and put in hours here, but I guess they come through the gates with trepidation now.” The vandalism and thefts have been reported to police. Millwey Rise allotments are managed by Axminster Town Council, and town councillor Douglas Hull said: “It is very public-spirited of the people who have had eggs stolen to tell the town council and let people know about the risksThieves and vandals have been warned that eggs they steal may be unfit for human consumption and could cause illness. The stark but caring warning was issued after eggs were stolen from Millwey Rise allotments in Axminster. Jane Nevell and David Brooks keep the chickens and are very angry about the thefts, but are keen the eggs are not passed on to an innocent third party. They keep almost 15 chickens, some of them with a high-profile past as they featured in a television series shot by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and his team. About a month ago the pen was broken into and eggs stolen. Damage to fencing Then someone repeated the trick on Sunday June 8th at some point between 2pm and 9pm, damaging fencing and netting in the process. Jane said: “Sometimes we treat the chickens for worms, and if that is the case you can’t eat the eggs for a number of days.” Mr Brooks added: “If we’ve wormed them, you could end up ill. If they are that desperate for half a dozen eggs, they can knock on the door and I’ll give them some.” In addition, plants were also ripped up at other plots on the allotment site and Mr Brooks said: “Why can’t they rip up their own plants at home? “People work hard and put in hours here, but I guess they come through the gates with trepidation now.” The vandalism and thefts have been reported to police. Millwey Rise allotments are managed by Axminster Town Council, and town councillor Douglas Hull said: “It is very public-spirited of the people who have had eggs stolen to tell the town council and let people know about the risks

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