120 sheep stolen from Cornwall farmer

Police are appealing for information after 120 sheep were stolen from a farm in Cornwall.

The theft happened on 15 May from a farm near Beals Mill, Callington.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police on 101, quoting crime reference number CR/041545/20.

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It follows the theft of 23 cows and calves from a farm in Bodmin – a 35-minute drive from Callington – between 29 and 30 April.

Devon and Cornwall Police initially thought the Jersey cows could have wandered off into woodland leading towards Wadebridge, but now believe the animals were stolen after being loaded onto a vehicle.

PC Chris Collins, rural affairs officer for Cornwall, said: “We appreciate the public’s support and would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the cows going missing and may have any information which could assist our enquiries.

“The loss of so many animals has had a significant financial impact on the farmer.”

Rural officers said they had recently seen “higher-than-average incidents of livestock thefts” across Cornwall and Devon, although the majority involved sheep.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting CR/034605/20.

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