H&H Auction Mart in Kirkby Stephen are displaying three dozen sheep in an attempt to reunite them with their owners.
All the sheep were seized from thieves across Durham and Cumbria.
Farmers were invited along to examine the animals.
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Christmas Eve which could be rather frosty, and at present, Christmas Day itself looks like being cold and clear with a few wintry showers
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