Good cop to baad cop in rus­tle tus­sle

Irish Sunday Mirror - - NEWS - BY KAREN ROCKETT

PO­LICE traced a cou­ple’s stolen sheep – and told them to get it them­selves.

Pa­tri­cia and Ivor Vaughan’s ewe was spot­ted be­ing bun­dled into a car on a moun­tain road.

The rustler’s num­ber plate was passed on to po­lice and the sheep found graz­ing in a back gar­den.

But of­fi­cers told farm­ers Pa­tri­cia, 67, and Ivor, 70, to go to the coun­cil es­tate ten miles away and sort it.

Pa­tri­cia, of Bwlch, near Bre­con, Powys, said: “You wouldn’t have to go to a house on your own to col­lect a stolen TV.

“The po­lice­man told us the woman said she was sav­ing the sheep from slaugh­ter and we could go and get it from her gar­den.”

A spokesman for Gwent Po­lice said a woman aged 34 landed a ver­bal warn­ing.

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