Two calves have been killed during an attack at a farm in Frankley Green overnight.

The incident happened at a site off Frankley Green Lane between 6pm yesterday (Sunday, October 15) and 8am today (Monday, October 16).

West Mercia Police are now appealing for witnesses after they believe the calves were targeted for illegal markets as meat was taken from the dead animals.

Another two calves were also injured during the attack and will now have to be put to sleep.

Rural and Business Officer for North Worcestershire, PC Dale Tomkins, said: “We would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activities around the Frankley Green Lane area overnight to contact us please.

“It’s likely the offenders would have needed a reasonably sized vehicle, possibly even a van or pick-up, to make off with this quantity of meat.”

Police are now carrying out enquiries to establish whether the attack is linked to a previous incident at another farm in Frankley on Monday, September 11 where three calves were killed in a bid to steal their meat.

The offenders killed the three calves at a location near Egg Hill Lane but were interrupted before they could get away with the meat.

PC Tomkins added: “It goes without saying that if you are offered meat on the black market this is not only illegal, but you can also not be sure of its origins or quality so please do not buy it.

“Anyone who may have seen anything or has dashcam or CCTV footage should call 101 quoting reference number 91i of October 16.

“Alternatively, information can be shared anonymously with the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting”