Koi carp worth £1,000 have been stolen from a garden pond in Barnsley.
They fish were stolen from a garden in John Street, Worsbrough Bridge, between 9am and 5pm on Friday, July 1.
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South Yorkshire Police said the fish were of sentimental value to the owner - a woman in her 70s - because some were owned by her late husband, who recently died.
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PC Nigel Finlay said: "The fish are of huge sentimental value to the woman. They were owned by her late husband, who passed away only recently and had been given to him for father’s day, and some more to his wife after he passed away.
"Understandably, this has caused considerable distress to the victim, who is still grieving for her husband.
"As our enquiries continue, I’d like to please ask anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area between the times mentioned to get in touch with us."
Call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote investigation reference 14/97071/18.