Two arrested after sheep stolen near Bridgnorth

Two men have been arrested near Bridgnorth after sheep were stolen from a farm.

At about 1.30am today a vehicle failed to stop for police which led to a chase on the A454.

Following a pursuit the car was stopped and officers found four sheep which are believed to have been stolen from a Shropshire farm.

The two men in the car, from Wolverhampton and aged 28 and 23, were arrested and remain in police custody.

West Mercia Police Inspector Nikki Roberts said: "I am really please we managed to rescue the sheep and now we just need to reunite them with their proper owners.

"I ask all nearby farmers to check their livestock to ensure none are missing and if they are contact us.

"Hopefully we can get the sheep home soon.

“Fortunately sheep stealing is quite rare in the area unlike other parts of the country and we believe this is an isolated case, however we take all rural crime extremely seriously and understand the impact the theft of livestock can have on farmers and their livelihoods.”

Police are appealing to find the owner of the sheep and anyone with information can call 101, quoting incident reference number 21i of January 5.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111 or crimestoppers-uk.org

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