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Fears are growing among farming communities in North Yorkshire that a rise in sheep rustling could force some farmers out of business. Farmers say they are being plagued by an increasing number of thefts.
Chris Kiddey met with a farmer, who can trace his farming roots back 500 years, who says he has never known the problem to be worse:
Simon Bainbridge, from the National Farmer's Union, says in the wake of recent sheep thefts in North Yorkshire, that farmers in isolated rural areas are often seen as easy targets for thieves:
Farmers in North Yorkshire are calling for tougher action to combat sheep rustling .George Wallbank, who farms near Settle, lost 120 animals last year.He says his livelihood is gradually being eroded: