Dozens of lambs stolen from farm near Shrewsbury
Date of alert:
Wednesday, 1 December 2021
West Mercia Police
Police have received a report of 40 lambs being stolen from a farm near Shrewsbury.
It is believed the theft took place in Winnington on or just before Friday, November 19.
The lambs are around eight months old and all had a black spot painted on their hind quarters.
Graham Donaldson, rural and business crime officer for West Mercia Police in Shropshire, said: “Due to the nature and scale of the theft we believe it’s likely the thieves would have some knowledge of the handling of sheep, particularly as a large livestock vehicle would have been used to transport the animals from the scene.