21 Black Faced ewes have been stolen from a farm near Peebles. They are worth nearly £1000.A spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police said:
"A number of farms in the Borders region have been targeted recently and we would ask farmers to be vigilant."A vehicle must have been used and we would appeal for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area to get in contact."
– Lothian and Borders police spokesman
The National Farmers Union Scotland say that sheep rustling costs farmers more than £250,000 a year north of the border.
A Carlisle man is due to appear in the Magistrates court in Carlisle in connection with sheep thefts in Cumbria.
46 year old Robert Martin Birnie of Longtown, Carlisle has been charged with the theft of sheep to the value £6273 from Brampton between 1 April 2012 and 18 May 2012.
A second man is also set to appear in court after being charged with burglary. Dale Fenton aged 22 of Princes Road, Clevedon, was charged with entering a property in Carlisle with intent to do unlawful damage.