Police are investigating the theft of 29 sheep in North Yorkshire.

The sheep were stolen from land adjacent to Duck Street Lane at from Greenhow, near Harrogate, between Tuesday, October 10 and Sunday, October 22.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: "Officers are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

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"In particular, they are appealing for information about any wagons or farm vehicles with a trailer that have been seen acting suspicious in the area.

"Anyone with information should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 and ask for Dave Mackay. You can also email David.mackay@northyorkshire.police.uk.

"If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

"Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12230201258 when passing information."