Police appeal after ninety lambs are rustled from Keith farm

NINETY LAMBS HAVE vanished from a farm in the Keith area in a crime that police was appeared well organised and entailed a very large vehicle.

The Suffolk Cross lambs were taken at some point between Saturday, September 9 at 10pm and 3pm on Friday, September 22.

They were stolen from a field adjacent to the Balnamoon Farm at Crossroads near Keith, with the lambs total value given as a low four-figured sum.

Inspector Neil Campbell said those responsible would have known what they were doing, would likely have used trained dogs to gather the sheep and used a large vehicle possibly twin decked to remove them from the field.

He added: “I would appeal to local farmers and those further afield to be extra vigilant with their livestock and ask that anyone who may have been in the area and saw any unusual activity should contact the police immediately.

“Anyone who has recently been offered any Suffolk Cross lambs for sale or is aware of their whereabouts should contact Police Scotland on 101, using reference 0276660917, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 if you wish to remain anonymous.”