Sheep rustling warning

A number of sheep have been stolen from the Scottish Borders. It has prompted Lothian and Borders Police to urge farmers to be vigilant.

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Sheep stolen: Scottish Borders

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.

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