Have you seen this ‘very rare’ hand-reared lamb missing from home?

Remus, the hand-rear Soay lamb, which has gone missing from Winmarleigh
Remus, the hand-rear Soay lamb, which has gone missing from Winmarleigh
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A hand-reared lamb has gone missing, leaving his owner devastated.

Five-month-old Soay lamb Remus is so friendly he would approach anybody, police said.

His owner noticed he had gone after returning home from holiday on Tuesday and, despite a desperate search, he has not been found.

Local officers have now appealed for help in finding the tiny lamb, described as a ‘very rare’ breed.

A spokeswoman said it is not known whether Remus wandered off or was stolen, but it is believed he went missing at some point over the past two weeks. He is now slightly bigger than in the picture released, with longer horns.

“Remus is a much loved and missed lamb, and your help is much appreciated,” the force spokesman said.

Soay lambs are much smaller than modern domesticated sheep but hardier, and are found in the St. Kilda Archipelago, about 40 miles from the Western Isles of Scotland.

Report information on 101, quoting LC-20161004-0605