Thieves have stolen 25 young ewes from the Sourton area of Devon.

The ewes are blue-faced Leicester Cross Mules.

They were stolen between midnight on December 17 and midnight on December 20.

The sheep are marked with black paint on their rear right hand quarters and are also tagged.

The police are asking that stolen meat is stopped from entering the market or food chain.

Officers ask anyone with information about the theft to call them via 101, email them at or to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, quoting crime reference number CR/112014/21.