Baby calf feared dead after its trailer stolen

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Concerns have been raised for a little calf which was inside a cattle trailer when it was stolen more than a fortnight ago in South Yorkshire.

The animal was unwell, and police say there are fears it will not survive if it has not been cared for since the vehicle was taken by thieves.

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

Inside 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 has a yellow ear tag in each of its ears, bearing the number ‘UK 1201 6050 0973’.

The incident is alleged to have happened two weeks ago - at about 7.50pm on Tuesday, July 15.

The silver Ifor Williams cattle trailer was reported stolen from a property in Selby Road, Thorne, Doncaster.

The trailer is described as being a twin axle vehicle with four wheels, measuring 14ft by seven feet.

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

n Anyone with information is urged to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 1,066 of July 15.