RUSTLERS have stolen a number of sheep from near Settle.

The thieves struck between July 1and August 1and took a total of 20 sheep and lambs.


North Yorkshire Police say the ten ewes, a mix of Swaledales and Dalesbred, with red spray on their left shoulder, and ten lamb tups, with blue spray on their shoulder, all with ear tags UK1253, were taken from a field near Stockdale.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and quote reference 227.