NEARLY 150 sheep, including a flock belonging to a teenage boy, have been stolen from a farm.

North Wales Police’s rural crime team said the ‘rustling’ from the land in Rossett was ‘’organised’’ and is the single biggest theft in its five years of operating.

Farmer John Lightfoot lost 120 sheep and 15-year-old Jack Sinott had 22 taken in the raid, which occurred on January 28.

Police said a large wagon would have been needed to load the livestock.

The stolen sheep are worth up to £10,000 and Jack bought his lambs with pocket money earned helping on his grandfather’s farm.

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He told BBC Wales: “I worked hard for my lambs and I don’t know how I could replace them because I’d spent all my money on them this year, trying to look after them so I had the best lambs I could have.”

“I feel upset and just wish I could have them back.”

Farmers from all over the country have reportedly offered to donate some of their sheep to the farm to help get the flock back up to regular size.

Police said the theft near the main A483 road along the Wales-Cheshire border points to be organised.

PC Dave Allen, from rural crime team, said: “People have to have the skill to gather livestock in, and also, where are the livestock going afterwards?

“They must be going somewhere, so it points to organisation.”