Police help return stolen sheep to owner

The sheep recovered by police.
The sheep recovered by police.

A number of stolen sheep were returned to their owner following a joint operation between police and other agencies in Crumlin on Wednesday, March 15.

Detailing the incident, a police spokesperson said: “Antrim and Newtownabbey DST were involved in a joint operation with The Department of Agriculture Environmental and Rural Affairs and also the Food Standards Agency at premises in the Crumlin area yesterday (Wednesday).

“As a result, 19 stolen sheep, with a value in the region of £3,000, were recovered and returned to their owner. A 59-year-old man was interviewed for a number of offences and will be subject to a report to the Public Prosecution Service.”