Police have accidentally included salmon fillets, tins of mackerel, teddy bears and a cat’s ashes – and even a mock turtle, the fictional turtle in Alice in Wonderland on their list of livestock thefts.

The mistake has been revealed in a Freedom of Information request about the number of livestock thefts in London over the past three years, from April 2012 until April 2015.

Reported by the Daily Mirror. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.