Sheep rustlers hit York as 41 lambs stolen from city stray

One of the stolen sheep. Photographs: North Yorkshire Police
3 Aug 2015 @ 11.27 am
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One of the stolen sheep. Photographs: North Yorkshire Police
One of the stolen sheep with the yellow tag in its ear. Photographs: North Yorkshire Police

Forty-one lambs have been stolen from fields in York.

Thieves took the animals from fields at Monk Stray, Malton Road, sometime between 6pm on Saturday (August 1) and midday on Sunday (August 2).

A police spokeswoman said:

If anyone knows anything about the whereabouts of the lambs, or saw anything suspicious in the area, please contact the police as a matter of urgency.
The sheep had distinctive yellow tags like this one
The sheep had distinctive yellow tags like this one

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, press 2 and ask to speak to PC Ruth Atkins
Or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Email PC Atkins
Quote reference number 12150133302

Monk Stray is found between Malton Road, Stockton Lane and Monk Avenue