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Police and farmers combat rise in sheep rustling

15 August 2014 Last updated at 07:01 BST

Sheep rustling might be an ancient crime but it is a growing problem in parts of rural Britain, with some individual animals worth as much as £8,000.

Last year was the worst on record for livestock theft - up by a quarter on the previous 12 months.

Graham Satchell reports on how Lancashire Police are working with farmers to tackle the problem.