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Police hunt for Omagh sheep thieves

Police in Omagh are investigating the theft of a flock of sheep from a field in Termon Road in Pomeroy.

The 21 animals were reported missing to police on Tuesday, 21st January shortly after 6:10pm.

Constable Ben Primrose said:  "It's believed this occurred sometime between 6pm on Monday and 6pm on Tuesday. 

"The stolen sheep, which were all tagged, include eight Blue Leisters, seven North Country Cheviots and six Suffolk Cheviot Cross.

"I want to appeal to anyone who may have been in the area between these times and saw any suspicious vehicles acting suspiciously to get in touch with us. 

"I would also appeal to anyone who knows where the animals are, or who is offered sheep for sale in suspicious circumstances, to call police on the non-emergency number 101, and quote reference number 1518 21/01/20." 

"If you have information call police on the non-emergency number 101, and quote reference number 1518 of 21/01/20 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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