Rustlers steal sheep worth £24,000 from farm near Berkeley

Livestock worth £24,000 was stolen from a farm near Berkeley in Gloucestershire. Credit: PA

Rustlers have stolen £24,000 worth of sheep from a farm in Gloucestershire.

Police have launched an investigation following the theft, which took place at a farm in Sharpness near Berkeley.

Officers say it was “well-planned” but have not revealed the total number of livestock stolen.

Officers say the theft was "well-planned". Credit: PA

A spokesperson for Gloucestershire Police said: “A large number of sheep rustling (stolen lambs) has taken place from a farm in Sharpness value of loss is £24,000.

"A well-planned crime which involved a large vehicle to remove the animals.

"We are appealing for information, quote PCSO Mike Trebble /PC Melanie Campbell with any information."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. All calls are carried out anonymously.

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