POLICE are investigating after 134 sheep worth a total of more than £10,000 were stolen from a farm.

The blackface ewes and hoggs were rustled in a series of raids at Braes of Doune, near Comrie, Perthshire, between September 2016 and June this year.

Police say the long period of time and size of the land means the thefts may not have been witnessed, but members of the farming and rural communities may have spotted animals being offered for sale.

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The sheep all have EID identification chips in their ear tags, which are marked with the number UK0543847.

They also have ear clips of a half moon shape at the front top of both ears, which is unique to their home farm.

Thousands of farm animals are stolen by thieves each year in the UK, costing farmers millions.

* Anyone with any information should contact Tayside Division on 101 quoting CR/20879/17 or speak to any police officer.