Police in Gloucestershire have launched an appeal for information following the theft of what they described as a ‘large’ number of sheep.

The sheep were taken from an area in Skegness sometime between 6:00pm on Tuesday (October 6) and 9:00am on Wednesday (October 7).

The stolen lambs have no identification tags to link them to the farm.

Police say this was a well organised crime which would have required a large lorry or trailer to execute the theft.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact Gloucestershire Police.

Warning issued

Police in Northern Ireland have also issued a warning to never drink and drive after a collision between a tractor and a car – the driver of whom was over twice the legal drink-drive limit in Co. Down this week.

The incident occurred on Monday morning (September 28), according to members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) based in Co. Down.

In a brief statement, PSNI officers said:

“This morning, police attended a two-vehicle road traffic collision on the Downpatrick Road, Ballynahinch, between a tractor and a car.

The driver of the car was breathalysed and provided a positive reading which was almost twice the drink-drive limit. He was therefore arrested.

“The road was busy as members of the public made their way to work. The driver of this car put others at risk, unnecessarily.

“The message is clear: Never ever drink and drive,” the police statement concluded.