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Strawberries stolen from a Kent farm could be poisonous, police have warned.

The 100kg of berries, worth around £300, were probably taken in order to sell on, officers said.

Prices are expected to rise sharply as migrant workers from the European Union leave because of Brexit, making them more attractive to thieves.

A Kent Police statement said: “The fruit had recently been coated with a chemical to help growth which can cause poisoning to the stomach.