Sheep rustling on the increase

Police are warning people to be vigilant after an increase in sheep rustling.

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Dramatic rise in sheep rustling in Scottish Borders

Ian MacDonald say's its incredible that no one see the thieves who rustle the sheep. Figures show that the cost of sheep rustling increased by 170% between 2010 and 2011. In the UK, it is thought that 67,000 sheep were stolen at a cost of £6 million last year.

Insurers NFU Mutual saw a 166% rise in claims of stolen livestock in Scotland.

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