Police urge farming community to keep eye out for stolen sheep-handling system

Malton and Ryedale's farming community are being urged to look out for a stolen £9,000 sheep-handling system.

Thursday, 10th September 2020, 2:25 pm
The mobile sheep yard which was stolen.

The high-value equipment was stolen from a Ryedale farm sometime between Friday and Monday.

The culprits took a mobile sheep handling system and a sheep weigher from the farm near Hovingham.

Specialist rural crime officers from North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Taskforce are investigating the theft.

The sheep weigher which was taken.

The stolen equipment – a Rappa mobile sheep yard and a Ritchie Draft Pro weigher – are together worth more than £9,000.

The sheep-handling system was not packed up so police believe the offenders would have likely needed some knowledge of the equipment to be able to remove it.

Officers are asking anyone with information about the theft, who saw anything suspicious in the area or has seen the items offered for sale to get in touch.

Anyone who can help should contact North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Taskforce on 101. You can also email PC Mark Atkinson at [email protected], quoting reference number 12200156817.

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