Police make appeal after sheep theft

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News from Northumbria Police

Police are appealing for information after sheep were stolen from Matfen.

The theft occurred sometime between April 26 and May 2, although it is believed they were taken overnight on April 27, as the sheep were making a lot of noise at that time.

Twenty-one Texel-cross-ewes were stolen with lambs. The ewes have an orange flock mark on the left side, behind the ribs, and the lambs are number marked in blue/red.

Anyone with details, call 101 ref 696 020518.

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