A young farmer whose sheep flock was wiped out by rustlers has been given 10 black Welsh Mountain ewes by generous farmers.
Jack Sinnott, 15, from Rossett in Wrexham, had bought 23 sheep of his own and had plans to build up the flock.
But as FG reported last month, 22 of Mr Sinnott’s sheep were stolen along with 120 other sheep belonging to neighbouring farmer John Lightfoot. It left the teenager with just one Jacob sheep left.
The pair believe the animals, mainly in-lamb ewes, were targeted by ‘professional’ thieves.
Mr Sinnott told The Leader he had used his experience as a learning curve, adding it was heartening to see the goodwill demonstrated by other farmers in gifting him the animals.
“From now on, I’ll make sure the gates have all got locks on, and I’ll be keeping the sheep closer to the house where I can see them,” he said.
“It makes me very happy to know that there are good people out there though, I am very thankful to the farmers who have helped me, it is very kind.
“It was very stressful for me, at first I thought they’d just wandered off but I was very upset to realise that they had actually been stolen.
“All I can say is thank you, very, very much to everyone who has helped.”