Boy charged over chicken death

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OFFICERS investigating an incident where a chicken was stolen from a farm and killed have charged a 15-year-old boy.

The teenager, from Shirebrook, has been charged with theft and animal cruelty. He is due to appear at Chesterfield Youth Court this morning (Tuesday, February 28).

A chicken was stolen from a farm off Langwith Road, Shirebrook, on Friday, January 6. It was taken to a nearby leisure centre and killed.