“We came for eggs. we left eggless” were the harrowing words of a distraught Kentish mother who took her children to the annual Eggsworth easter egg hunt this weekend.
Adria Ellis from Dippington Village told Bluffington that she saw a gang of a dozen men at the event equipped with large magnifying glasses and what could only be described as “Homemade egg detectors”. All of the eggs were gone within 10 minutes of the start time and all of the children were visibly upset.
Mrs Ellis said “It completely took the fun out of the event”
“I don’t know what they get out of it, apart from eggs obviously.”
Professional egg hunters are estimated to cost the egg-hunting industry over £17 million every year and show no signs of stopping.
Chief Inspector Alan Pughsley from Kent Police told us “Whilst what they’re doing is not strictly illegal, it’s still really fucking weird so we’re asking for any information from the public to help us crack down on this worrying trend.”
If you have any information please contact Alan directly at firstname.lastname@example.org