About 1400 hours on Monday 9th October 2017 a farmer at Fourmerk Farm, Glinns Road, Kippen (locus) was within one of his fields when he observed that he had 11 Scottish black faced sheep that were unknown to him as they were not of his flock number or his identity tags.
The Flock identity tags, Flock Mark UK541236 related to the animals, being born on the Island of Linn and the animals appeared to be Ewe's approx 6 years of age. They had the following ear identity tag numbers. 00190 / 00160 / 00183 / 00192 / 00496 / 00506 / 00163 / 00185 / 00164 / 00166 and 00519.
This gave the farmer a suspicion that he may have some of his sheep missing as the sheep left within the field the above were taken from didn't appear to be as many as he should have had at a glance.
On the morning of Tuesday 10th October 2017 the farmer did an accurate count of the Scottish Black faced sheep within his field and observed that he had 14 Ewe's and 15 lambs of the same breed missing. The farmer contacted all the surrounding landowners and farmers to enquire as to if his sheep had strayed from or onto his land. This proved negative.
The farmer thereafter contacted police to report the matter.
The farmer states that the sheep may have been taken anytime between 18/09/2017 - 09/10/2017.
Anyone with information about this incident should contact Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Pc 904 Mark Harvey
Balfron Police Office
Forth Valley Division
Tel 01360 449313