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20 rare tortoises stolen in Redhill

20 rare tortoises stolen in Redhill

wenty rare tortoises, worth « thousands of pounds », have been stolen in Redhill.

Thieves broke into the tortoise enclosure at the back of the house overnight on 14-15 July.

They escaped with 17 Marginated and three spur-thighed breeding tortoises.

Some of the animals measured around 1.5ft in diameter so a vehicle would have been required to transport them away.

If you have any information about their whereabouts or if you’re offered a tortoise for sale in strange circumstances please call Surrey Police on 101.