Lock up your lambs! Last week saw the UK’s worst ever case of sheep rustling, with 1,500 disappearing from fields near Louth in Lincolnshire.

Assuming the owner didn’t just leave the gate open and they weren’t abducted by mutton-hungry aliens, shifting that many sheep is obviously a massive logistical operation.

“It would have involved sheepdogs, up to five articulated lorries and three men with each truck,” marvelled an insurer from NFU Mutual. “It is a remarkable achievement.”

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