Police arrest trio over Stenigot sheep theft

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POLICE have arrested three people in connection with the theft of over 1,400 sheep from Stenigot, near Louth from last month.

A 38-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman from Stenigot as well as a 63-year-old man from Nettleton are currently being interviewed at Skegness Police Station.

The theft took place on the night of Saturday, September 10 and is thought to be one of the biggest livestock thefts in recent history.

579 ewes and 901 lambs were taken in the raid and it was feared the sheep would be sold via unlicensed abattoirs.

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