A police investigation has been launched after more than 300 lambs were stolen from a farm over the festive period.
Suffolk police have issued an appeal for information after the theft, which happened on farmland in Friston.
A flock of 338 lambs were reported stolen from the site in Aldeburgh Road.
It is thought the theft happened sometime between Thursday, December 21 and Tuesday, January 9.
A spokesman said: “The police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area or passing during these dates who may have seen a large vehicle or persons acting suspiciously on farmland where the lambs were living."
Annual Rural Crime Reports have revealed the cost of countryside crime in Suffolk, including theft of livestock, tools, trailers, and vehicles, has exceeded £1million in past years.
Back in July 2017, the police’s national head of rural crime admitted forces have been struggling to answer the phone as law-breaking in the countryside skyrocketed.
Dave Jones, who represents all the chief constables in the UK, made the comments at the launch of an NFU report which revealed serious failings in the way police treat rural crime, despite it costing farmers £42.5 million a year.
More than 1,000 rural police stations closed between 2000 and 2012 as farmers and their families became victims of arson, vandalism and burglary. Many others reported experiencing fear, intimidation and threats of violence.
Anyone with information is asked to call Suffolk police on 101