South Scotland

'Stolen' Kirkconnel sheep found in gully

A flock of 35 sheep worth more than £4,000 which had been reported stolen from a south of Scotland farm has been found safe and well in a remote gully.

Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary had sought witnesses to the incident at Kelloside Farm in Kirkconnel.

It was thought the "sheep rustling" had occurred some time between Christmas Day and 14 January.

However, the flock has now been discovered in a remote gully on the farmland.

Police issued a description of the animals and appealed for help in catching the culprits.

It has now emerged that the sheep were safe and well in a secluded part of the farm.

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