Police believe several people were involved in the theft of a cattle pen stolen overnight from a field in North Yorkshire.

The Ritchie cattle pen, consisting of around 40, 10ft steel hurdles, and worth about £4,500 was taken from a field in Main Road, Kildwick, sometime overnight on Monday and Tuesday this week (February 26 and February 27).

Police say a padlock was cut from a gate to the field where the pen was stored.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: "Each hurdle is very heavy and it is suspected that several offenders were involved."

Anyone with any information is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on the non emergency 101 number and quote incident number 1224 003 5577.

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.