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Police appeal after 20 Swaledales stolen from Appleby area

Swaledale sheep

Police are appealing for information following the theft of 20 sheep described as Swaledales in the area of Dufton, Appleby between the 2nd and 6th December.

The sheep have identifying marks including two dots, one blue and one red, on the loin area as well as cut off ear tips and the other split.

Police are appealing for any information regarding this incident to contact police quoting log 164 of 6th December 2018.

Police would like to remind farmers and the public to be vigilant in rural areas of any suspicious individuals.

There is now a dedicated Crimstoppers Rural Crime Reporting line to give information anonymously about large-scale industrial fly-tipping, hare coursing, livestock theft, machinery theft, after the crime has been committed.

However if a crime is in progress or there is an emergency, when there is danger to life or when violence is being used, you should call 999 immediately. If you don’t need an emergency response, you can call 101.

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