South Scotland

Eyemouth farm struck by lamb thieves

A total of 10 sheep and 43 lambs have been reported stolen from a field on a Scottish Borders farm some time over the past three weeks.

The farmer spotted the animals were missing from the land at South Fallaknowe Farm near Eyemouth.

A spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police asked anyone who had seen anything unusual in the area in recent weeks to contact them.

Livestock rustling has been the subject of regular warnings recently.

The illegal practice is thought to cost Scottish farmers more than £250,000 a year.

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