Detectives at Dumfries and Galloway Division are continuing enquiries and appealing for information following the theft of 450 sheep from the Moffat area.

Between 1700 hours on Sunday 17 April 2016 and 1700 hours on Monday 18 April 2016, 450 cheviot sheep were stolen from a farm in Moffat.  The sheep are valued at around £60,000 (sixty thousand pounds).

Detective Inspector Scott Young from Dumfries Police Office said today:

“The theft of such a large amount of sheep would have required careful planning and obviously there must have been vehicles used.  The grazing land the sheep were on covers several thousand acres north of the A708 Moffat to Selkirk road near to Greymares Tail in Moffat.

“At this time I would urge anyone who saw anybody acting suspiciously in this area between the times stated, or anyone with information that may assist our police investigation to contact Dumfries Police Office through the non-emergency number 101.  Alternatively CRIMESTOPPERS can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”

Police Scotland takes rural crime very seriously and as part of our day to day policing, we provide reassurance to members of our rural communities and offer advice, practical solutions and measures that can be taken to protect their property, equipment and themselves. We will take every opportunity to share knowledge and information with officers across the force area to minimise the number of crimes that take place.

Any suspicious activity, or anyone with concerns should speak to their local police office or contact Police Scotland on 101.

‘V’ LA
Tuesday 19 April 2016

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