Farmer warning over sheep thefts in Cumbria

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Image caption Sheep taken from a farm near Windermere were marked with blue on their right side

Farmers in Cumbria have been warned following a spate of sheep thefts in the area.

On Thursday, police were informed about 42 sheep, believed to have been stolen from a field in Lindeth Lane near Winster, Windermere.

Earlier this month, 100 sheep were taken from Hoad Hill in Ulverston and 72 from a field near Greety Gate in Foxfield, Broughton.

Police believe the total value of stolen sheep to be about £3,000.

The sheep, reported stolen from the farm near Windermere, had blue marks on their right side.

Cumbria police have warned farmers to be vigilant.

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