£10,000 worth of agricultural chemicals stolen from Aberdeenshire farm

Police in Scotland are appealing for information relating to the theft of £10,000 worth of agricultural chemicals from a farm in Aberdeenshire.

The theft is thought to have happened between Friday 17 and Saturday, May 25 on a farm in the Westerton area of Meikle Wartle.

PC Johnathan Walkden said: “This type of theft is unusual for the area and we are appealing for anyone who may have information to contact us.

“We are working with the farm and the rural community as part of our inquiries.

The chemicals stolen are for agricultural use and include herbicides and fertiliser. They are not considered harmful.

“It is thought that a vehicle would have been used given the quantity of chemicals taken and anyone who has any information or who saw anything unusual or suspicious is asked to contact police on ‘101’ using reference number ‘CF0130710519’.”

Those with information can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on: 0800-555-111.

Stolen lambs in Keith

It comes just days after 55 lambs were reported stolen from a farm in Keith. The theft is thought to have occurred sometime between the beginning of April and May 14, 2019.

Investigating officer PC Tomas Spracklen said: “The owner of the sheep had been regularly checking on his livestock for their welfare during this period, however, hadn’t realised that lambs were missing until May 14.

“The lambs were stolen from a field near to Wellfield in the Newmill area of Keith and they were a mix of Texel and Suffolk cross lambs with a blue mark in the middle of their back, as well as relevant ear tags.

Although it is a wide timeframe, I would be grateful if the public could take a moment to think back and contact us if they recall any unusual activity or vehicles in the area that could be relevant to this enquiry.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on ‘101’ quoting reference ‘4654’ of May 14.”