Appeal after sheep theft near Dorchester

30 May 2018
Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward after the theft of sheep from a field near Dorchester.

Dorset Police received a report that sometime overnight on Saturday 26 May 2018, 17 cream-coloured Dorset Horn and Polled Dorset pedigree ewes were taken from a field in the area between Crossways, Owermoigne and Moreton. 

Police Community Support Officer Sarah Hart, of Dorchester police, said: “I am appealing to anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area over the weekend, such as any 4x4 or trailer movements at night, or who has any information that could assist with the investigation to please contact us.

“We would also urge farmers and members of the rural community to be vigilant and report any suspicious vehicle movements they encounter.

“For more information on how to protect your livestock visit www.dorset.police.uk/help-advice-crime-prevention/rural-crime.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55180080665. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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