Baby pygmy goats stolen from East Sussex farm have been found 

Three baby pygmy goats that were stolen from an East Sussex farm have been found. 

Three baby pygmy goats that were stolen from Honeycomb Farm in Hailsham have been found by The Kit Wilson Trust.
PCSO Cathy Gilling, PC Liz Daddy, owner Paul Koc and PC Marie Jenner, photo by Sussex Police.

The goats, Jasmine, Primrose, and Poppy were taken from the Honeycomb Farm in Hailsham between 4pm on Sunday 30th June and 6 am on Monday 1st July.  

The farm owner, Paul Koc, then said that his six-year-old daughter, Rae, was left “heartbroken”. 

Fortunately, the goats were reunited with their owners at the end of last week. 

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Happy ending 

Six-year-old Rae is happy that the goats were found safe, photo by Honeycomb Farm.

The goats were found abandoned in a field off Stonehurst Lane in Uckfield on Thursday night, 4th July. 

Their ear tags were removed, which caused minor injuries, but otherwise they were unharmed, Sussex Police said. 

The goats’ owner, Paul Koc, said: “We want to thank everyone who shared on social media, the press who broadcast the story, and Sussex Police for their work on the investigation. 

“We’re so pleased they have been returned, it means so much to us and especially my daughter. 

“We now want to find out who the culprits are, so this doesn’t happen to anyone else.” 

Mr Koc also confirmed that the goats were abandoned at a local animal santuary, The Kit Wilson Trust for Animal Welfare. 

Its team cared for them overnight before they were reunited with their mothers.  

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Investigation continues 

Sergeant Tom Carter, from the Rural Crime Team, said: “This has been an extremely distressing time for this family, and we recognise the impact animal theft has on victims. 

“That is why we take all reports of this nature extremely seriously, and will investigate all reasonable lines of enquiry. 

“If you can help with the investigation, please report it to the police.” 

Anyone who saw anything suspicious around this time or has any information that could help, is asked to contact police online or via 101, quoting serial 300 of 01/07. 

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