Tayside and Central Scotland

Farmers warned after sheep stolen

Farmers in Kinross-shire have been warned to be vigilant after two Cheviot sheep were stolen in Cleish at the weekend.

The animals were taken from land adjacent to Craigton House, off the B9097 Cleish to Balado Road.

The sheep each have a yellow tag in their left ear with the flock number UK542022.

Police Scotland said the theft happened some time between 18 November and 21 November.

Officers have advised farmers to check stock and perimeter fencing regularly, repair any damage to property, and ensure animals are properly marked.

Sgt Amanda Nicolson said: "We'd like to appeal to anyone who knows anything about this incident, or the stealing of any livestock, to come forward and speak to us.

"If anyone has seen anything suspicious in the areas where these sheep have been taken from I'd urge them to contact us."

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