16 April 2019
Officers investigating the theft of livestock from farm land near Dorchester are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.
The incident happened between Friday 22 March 2019 and Monday 8 April 2019 on fields along the A37 near Dorchester where 211 sheep were stolen, which are mainly Suffolk, Texel and cross breeds.
Each sheep is valued at £95, bringing the total loss to over £20,000. The sheep tag numbers involved are 230336 and 341825.
Police Constable Matthew Brennan, of Dorchester police, 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.
“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.
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55190052667. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
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