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Chemicals worth £10,000 stolen from farm

By Alistair Whitfield


THE latest agricultural theft in the North East has seen a farm in Meikle Wartle targeted.

Police Scotland are appealing for information following the theft of chemicals to the value of approximately £10,000 from a farm in the Westerton area of Meikle Wartle.

The theft is thought to have happened between Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 25.

PC Johnathan Walkden said: "This type of theft is unusual for the area and we are appealing for anyone who may have information to contact us.

"We are working with the farm and the rural community as part of enquiries.

"The chemicals stolen are for agricultural use and include herbicides and fertiliser. They are not considered harmful.

"It is thought that a vehicle would have been used given the quantity of chemicals taken and anyone who has any information or who saw anything unusual or suspicious is asked to contact police on 101 using reference number CF0130710519."

Police are also appealing for information following the theft of 55 lambs in the Keith area.

The animals were taken from a field near to Wellfield, Newmill, some time between the beginning of April and May 14.

The estimated value of the missing livestock is a mid four figure sum of money.

In addition, 30 sheep were taken from a field near to Milton Airfield, Lossiemouth, some time between mid-March and April 12.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted on 0800 555111 to remain anonymous.

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