Woman hoping to “quack” case after ducks are stolen from back garden in Sunderland

The three ducks stolen from Janine Fenwick's Sunderland home on Sunday, June 26.
The three ducks stolen from Janine Fenwick's Sunderland home on Sunday, June 26.

A Wearside woman is hoping to “quack” the case and find out who stole her three young ducks.

Janine Fenwick was left shocked when she returned to her Sunderland home and noticed the three animals had been nabbed from her back garden.

The three ducks stolen from Janine Fenwick's Sunderland home on Sunday, June 26.

The three ducks stolen from Janine Fenwick's Sunderland home on Sunday, June 26.

Upset Janine, 28, is now hoping to track down the feathered friends, which she only bought 11 weeks ago from an allotment site.

She is even offering a reward of £100 to anyone who comes forward with information which leads to their safe return.

The trio are believed to have been taken from Janine’s Helvellyn Road home in the Hill View area which she shares with boyfriend Gary McDonald, 31, sometime on Sunday night.

Police have been made aware of the theft and are appealing for information to track the feathered friends down.

“I’ve put it on Facebook and I hope as many people see it as possible.”

Janine Fenwick

“I checked up on them on Sunday night before I started nightshift and they were in their pen,” said Janine, who works with adults with autism.

“I saw a few feathers around the garden so it looks like someone has taken them. They wouldn’t have been able to get out on their own.”
Janine had not yet named the three birds as she had not yet discovered if they were male of female.

Police have been informed of the theft and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

One of the birds has a balding patch on its head, while all three have orange tags on their feet.

“I’ve put it on Facebook and I hope as many people see it as possible,” added Janine.

“Hopefully I can get them back.”

A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said: “Police are appealing for information after three ducks were stolen from the back garden of a house in Helvellyn Road in Sunderland.

“The incident is believed to have happened between 9.30pm on Sunday and 9.20am on Monday.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact police, quoting reference number 248 27/06/16.”