Tortoise missing

THE concerned owner of a 50-year-old tortoise is said to be “devastated” after the animal went missing.

Roma, a female tortoise, went missing from her fenced run in The Maltings, Long Melford, on Friday.

It is not known whether the animal was stolen or managed to escape.

Owner Susan Brown is said to be very upset, according to neighbour Edward Babbs, who regularly feeds Roma.

“Susan is devastated,” he said. “She hopes Roma has not been taken but that is how it looks. She just wants her back safely.”

Anyone with any information about the missing tortoise should contact Mr Babbs on 01787 313647.