Away from a manger

A thief stole a sheep from a Christmas nativity crib in the western Belgian city of Ghent and slaughtered it on the spot, police said.

The thief left only the sheep's head, feet and entrails but did not touch three other sheep and the plaster statues of Joseph, the Virgin Mary and the infant Jesus. "Looks like someone who wanted a New Year's Eve meal," Ghent police said. Reuters - Brussels