Hobby Farmer Accused Of Sheep Rustling

Published October 2, 2012

Police in Borgarfjörður once again have to contend with the ugly matter of sheep rustling, this time from a suspect described as a “hobby farmer”.
West Iceland news site Skessuhorn reports that local police chief Theodór Þórðarson told reporters that a hobby farmer stands accused of having stolen three lambs from a neighbouring farm. His alleged theft was discovered when a keen witness spotted the missing lambs within the amateur farmer’s herd. The witness then alerted police.
The lambs have since been seized by the police and are in their custody while the matter is being investigated.
This is actually the second time sheep theft has been reported to police in the area. Skessuhorn reports that a very similar case occurred two years ago in the same area. It is not indicated if the suspect was the same the previous time.
Sheep theft, as a modern-day crime, is taken seriously by authorities, as a natural part of theft of property. However, as Vísir points out, the Middle Ages practice of flogging is no longer part of the punishment for those convicted.



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