Sheep stolen from farm near Exeter

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Police have appealed for information after sheep were stolen from a farm in Doddiscombleigh near Exeter.

The sheep were stolen between 6.30pm on Wednesday 18 July and 12:30pm Thursday 19 July from a field in Doddiscombsleigh.

It’s thought that unknown offenders gained access to the field and barn by cutting metal chains before taking the sheep.

Police say that the sheep were sorted, as any lame ewes were left.

It is estimated that the sheep have a value of £32.000 and the would have needed several trips to load them all. It’s unknown how the animals were transported from the field.

Farms are asked to be vigilant and check stock on a more regular basis.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to email101@dc.police.uk call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting CR/065093/18

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