Police in Wales are appealing for information following the theft of 46 sheep in Powys
Dyfed-Powys police said the in-lamb Welsh mule ewes were stolen from enclosed farmland in the Llanfechain area in the north of the county.
Powys – 46 Welsh mule ewes (pregnant) have recently been stolen from enclosed farm ground in the Llanfechain area, North Powys. Any info? Tel: 101 @MuleWelsh @DPPLlanfyllin @WelshpoolPolice pic.twitter.com/oDh5M6Q89I
— Rural Crime Team: Dyfed-Powys Police (@DPruralpolicing) February 21, 2019
It comes amid a spate of sheep thefts across the UK in recent weeks.
Humberside Police are investigating the theft of a number of sheep stolen over the past few months from the same location on farmland near Howden, East Yorkshire.
Elsewhere, a police investigation was launched in January after 210 lambs – worth up to £20,000 – were stolen from a farmer’s field near Beaminster, Dorset.
The same month, 500 lambing ewes were stolen in a Norfolk farm raid. Most of the stolen Cheviot mule ewes were later accounted for.
Anyone with any information has been asked to call 101 with details.