In the early hours of Monday morning on a farm in North Yorkshire, a large quantity of Rat Poison among other items were stolen. Police and other residents of the town are perplexed as to why thieves would steal rat poison. This theft has been linked to other farm burglaries that have occurred recently where animals have also been stolen. Officers say in particular they are trying to locate the owners of 11 Swaledale Tup lambs and want to speak to anyone who lost or sold 30 turkeys on or around Friday 12 October. There are still a lot of animals that need to be returned so Police Officers have asked anyone that hears or see’s anything suspicious to inform them. Investigations into these crimes are still ongoing and will be concluded once ‘the rat’ is caught.