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Enquiries ongoing into theft of sheep fank


By Caroline McMorran

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Police Scotland is investigating the theft of a mobile sheep fank from an area of north Sutherland.

The fank was removed from beside the A838 at Tongue at some point between Thursday May 14 and the following Thursday, May 21.

A trailer would have been needed to transport the stolen sheep fank parts.
A trailer would have been needed to transport the stolen sheep fank parts.

The missing elements of the fank include five 'sheeted' 10ft gates, two 8ft barred gates, one shedding gate and one guillotine gate.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "All are galvanised steel, in new condition with stickers on with the brand name AIE. None of the gates have conventional hinges.

"They have an 'eye' fitting which houses a pin to connect the components.

"These items would have been bulky and would have needed at least an eight to 10 foot trailer to transport."

Anyone who may have noticed anything suspicious or who may have dash-cam footage of the area during the times stated, is asked to contact police by ringing 101 and quoting ref: NE/1899/20.

Officers also want to hear from anyone who may have been offered any of the specified fank components for sale.

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