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POLICE APPEAL: Sheep worth £20,000 stolen from UK farm

Police are appealing for information after thieves stole sheep worth £20,000 from a farm in Dorset.

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They were taken between Friday March 22 and Monday 8 April on fields along the A37 near Dorchester.

 

Dorchester Police said 211 sheep were stolen, mainly Suffolk, Texel and cross breeds.

 

The ear tag numbers involved are 230336 and 341825.

 

PC Matthew Brennan said: "This theft, as with many crimes in our rural community, has had a big impact on the victim.

 

"We are carrying out a number of enquiries to find those responsible.


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"I am appealing to anyone who has any information about the theft to please contact us.

 

"We would also urge farmers and members of the rural community to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity they encounter.”

 

Anyone with information should call 101.

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