Police appeal after 134 sheep stolen from Perthshire farm

August 11 2017, 10.24amUpdated: August 11 2017, 3.10pm
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Police are hunting rustlers who made off with more than 130 sheep from a Perthshire farm.

The livestock, taken from a site at Braes of Doune, near Comrie, is worth nearly £10,000.

The 134 sheep disappeared over a 10-month period, between September last year and June.

A Police Scotland spokesman has appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

“It is appreciated that this is a long period of time and the area of farmland is extensive, so it is unlikely that anyone may have actually witnessed any of the thefts,” he said.

“However, it is possible that members of the farming and rural communities may have come across some of the animals being offered for sale.”

The sheep are blackface ewes and hoggs, all with EID identification chips in their ear tags, which are marked with the number UK0543847.

All the sheep have ear clips of a half moon shape at the front top of both ears, which is unique to their home farm.

Any witnesses are urged to call Tayside Division on 101 – quoting case number CR/20879/17 – or phone Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.

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