Sick calf and cattle trailer stolen from Thorne property

CRIME: Crime scene.
CRIME: Crime scene.

A high value cattle trailer and calf have been stolen from a property in Thorne.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward with any information they may have.

The incident is alleged to have occurred at approximately 7.50pm on Tuesday, July 15, when it is reported that the silver Ifor Williams cattle trailer was stolen from the property in Selby Road, Thorne.

The trailer is described as being twin axle with four wheels, measuring 14ft by 7ft.

It has red lights to the rear, on the sides and the top of the roof.

In the trailer was a nine-week-old Hereford Cross red and white calf.

It is believed that the suspect did not know the calf was in the trailer when it was taken.

The calf was unwell and there are concerns that the calf will not survive if it is not cared for.

The calf has a yellow ear tag in each ear, bearing the number ‘UK120160500973’.

A man spotted at the scene is believed to have been involved in the theft.

He is described as being a white man with a heavy tan, around 20-25-years-old, around 5ft 8ins tall of stocky build.

He was reportedly dressed in dark clothing.

Anyone with information is urged to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 1066 of July 15 2014.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.