A HEREFORD shop has dealt with several thefts of meat since September.

The Hereford Times understands that the Co-o in Ledbury Road has had a different meat stolen from its shop at various times.

It is a small convenience shop selling essentials.

A spokesperson for Co-op said it has happened several times but did not confirm exactly how many.


"Safety and security is a key priority," said the spokesperson.

"Crime affects all retailers, and while we are not seeing an increase, Co-op uses a range of measures – and is keen to trial new deterrents – which, along with working closely with the authorities, is designed to deter and detect criminal behaviour."

But the supermarket chain will not comment on any specific incidents, said the spokesperson.