POLICE are appealing for information after about 50 budgies were stolen from a shed in Barnsley.

An offender forced his way into the shed in Cemetery Road and made off with the birds which can all be identified by a ring round their ankle with 'C5749' on it.

The theft was reported to police on January 28 2014.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who has been offered the birds for sale or who has information about the theft.

Witnesses are asked to call South Yorkshire Police, quoting incident number 1140 of 28/1/2014.