Lambs stolen in Dungannon last night are not fit for human consumption, the PSNI has said.
The public are being warned that they could be poisonous if eaten as they are not ready to enter the food chain.
The theft of the 16 lambs, at Eglish Road, was reported to police at around 8.30pm.
The owner says the meat could be poisonous if eaten and they are not fit for human consumption for another six weeks.
Chief Inspector Graham Dodds has urged the public to be vigilant.
He said: “I would therefore ask any abattoirs to be aware of this and carry out the proper checks on any lambs that they come into contact with in the next few weeks.”
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