Two Red Ruby prize winning pedigree heifers stolen from Colleton Barton in Devon on the night of October 1 have been found alive and well.

Devon & Cornwall Police Rural Affairs - Devon have reported that the two year old and yearling have been reunited with their rightful owner.

The police attributed the success to social media and tweeted:

"Remember the tweet about #Livestock #Theft from last week? Both heifers are now back with their rightful owner. Thank you all for your help in circulating the details & making them #TooHotToHandle. Yet another example of the positive impact of #socialmedia on tackling #RuralCrime."

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