A CHICKEN was found beaten to death in an enclosure in Dunclent Crescent, in Kidderminster.

It is believed the unknown offenders have cut a hole in the perimeter fence of the premises, before entering the chicken enclosure.

The owner has then found feathers, and upon investigating, discovered the dead chicken - which looked as if it had been beaten to death.

The incident took place between 12pm and 4.30pm on September 1.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101, quoting incident reference number 0563S of September 1.

A similar incident in Dunclent Crescent took place overnight between August 11, and August 12, where two chickens had to be put to sleep after receiving serious head injuries in an attack by unknown offenders.