Published: March 27, 2009
Farmers warned to be on their guard in Burnham area after thefts

Farmers in the Burnham-On-Sea area have been warned to be on their guard following the theft of livestock from a field in West Huntspill earlier this month.

Police said on Friday (March 27th) that the incident had occurred between approximately 5pm on Thursday 12th March and 5pm on Friday 13th March 2009, in a field adjacent to Puriton Road in West Huntspill.

"The animals stolen included 20 to 30 ewes, some described as Scotch Cross, with black faces and cream coloured bodies, and the others were North Country mules with black/white multi colouring. They all had an ear tag bearing the identification number UK 347198," a police spokesman told

"There were also 50 lambs that were about two weeks old and the total value of the livestock stolen was approximately £3,000. Also taken was a livestock weighing machine described as having a blue dial and a wooden base."

If anyone witnessed the thefts or has any information which may assist the investigation they should contact Bridgwater Police on 0845 456 7000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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