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Five-year-old helps hunt stolen fish

A five-year-old has tried to help a Squire’s Garden Centre, in Badshot Lea, after hearing that ten Koi Carp had been stolen.

Harry Morgan was so upset that he drew lots of missing posters.

Squire’s were touched by his thoughtful gesture; so to say thank you they invited Harry and his mum for a private tour of their Pets and Aquatics Centre, followed by a complimentary cream tea last Thursday.

Squire’s has displayed one of Harry’s drawings next to the tank where the fish were stolen.

Thieves broke into Squire’s Badshot Lea on the evening of 10 March and took ten extra large Koi Carp and one Sturgeon, which are worth over £7,000.

Harry’s dad Steve Morgan said, “Harry was absolutely devastated about the missing fish. He loves coming to see them at Squire’s Garden Centre, so he spent all evening drawing missing posters.

“He really enjoyed his afternoon at Squire’s and was very excited to get the chance to handle some of the animals.”

Harry, who attends All Saints Infant School in Tilford, added, “I hope the fish come back.”

Deputy Chairman Sarah Squire commented, “Harry’s drawings of the missing fish are so sweet and thoughtful. Everyone at Squire’s was very touched by his kind gesture, so we invited him for a private tour of our new Pets & Aquatics Centre to thank him for his efforts.

“We are still very concerned about the welfare of the fish, as they require a large pond or facility with well-filtered oxygenated water. We urge people to come forward if they have any information.”

Surrey Police asks anybody with information to call 101 quoting crime reference number 45170025350. Or use their online reporting system at

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