Hunt for sheep rustlers

SHEEP rustlers are being hunted by police following the theft of 27 ewes and a ram from Coagh.

The animals, all aged between 10 and 11 months old, were stolen from a field in Urbal Lane.

The stolen animals include 18 of the Suffock/Texel breed which have speckled faces and nine Beltex/zwarple breed of which three are completely black in colour.

The ram is a pure bred Rouge bred. They were last seen on Sunday December 18 at around 3pm and were noticed missing on Wednesday December 21 at around 5.30pm.