More than 60 sheep worth tens of thousands of pounds have been stolen.

The sheep were stolen from a field off the A168 on Legram Lane in Marton cum Grafton, near Boroughbridge in North Yorkshire.

The theft took place between 5pm on April 27 and 7am the following day.

The sheep stolen were 48 ewes in lamb (39 Beltex and nine Bleu du Maine) as well as 16 Beltex hoggs aged nine-18 months).

Police say that the group are worth tens of thousands of pounds and that a wagon was used to take the animals.

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They are asking the public to help them to find out what happened.

In particular, officers are appealing for information about any wagons in the vicinity in the early hours of April 28, or anything else that may help with the investigation.

Anyone with information should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option two, and ask for PC Chloe Kinnear or email her at quoting reference number 12220071650.

Someone wishing to stay anonymous can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.