Dorchester farm raid: Hundreds of sheep stolen

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More than 200 sheep, worth in excess of £20,000, have been stolen from a farm in Dorset.

The animals - including Suffolk and cross breeds - were taken from fields along the A37 near Dorchester between 22 March and 8 April.

A total of 211 animals, each valued at £95, have been taken. Police said they were tagged with the numbers 230336 and 341825.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Dorset Police.

PC Matthew Brennan said: "This theft, as with many crimes in our rural community, has had a big impact on the victim."

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