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More than 70 sheep stolen from a Hope Valley farm

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We’re appealing for information after more than 70 sheep were stolen from farmland near to Bamford.

Officers on the Derbyshire Rural Crime Team are investigating after 27 ewes and 46 lambs were stolen from land at Shatton village between Tuesday 1 September and Thursday 3 September.

PC Paul Gamble of the Derbyshire Rural Crime Team said: “This type of crime does vary a significant financial loss to the farmer but it can also cause some concern around not knowing what has happened to the animals, and the time and effort it takes to establish a flock.

“While it is quite a remote area, we would like to hear from anyone who may have noticed any suspicious vehicles or activity during that time or who may have information around the illegal trade in livestock.”

PC Gamble added: “Please do get in touch if you have any information, no matter how small, as even if it turns out the individuals are legitimate, we would rather be made aware so we can check all is well.”

If you have any information which could help with our inquiries using the following methods, and quoting reference 2*462190 and the name of the officer in the case PC Paul Gamble; You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.
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