160 sheep stolen from field near Wool, England

Nov. 6, 2013 at 4:38 PM
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WOOL, England, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Police in England are asking any witnesses to come forward in the theft of 160 sheep from a field near the village of Wool.

Dorset police said the sheep were taken between 8 a.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Monday in a field between the villages of Wool and East Stoke, The Independent reported Wednesday.

"The thieves would have needed a good understanding of livestock and used a large vehicle, possibly a six or eight wheeler type lorry, to move the sheep," Police Constable Adam Taylor said.

"I am appealing to witnesses and anyone who may have seen any unusual activity in the area around this time," Taylor said. "All the sheep had color markings and were electronically tagged. If anyone has been offered sheep in unusual circumstances or for very low prices please contact the police on 101."

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