A 15-year-old boy has been the victim of a rustling theft in north Wales.

More than 140 sheep were stolen in an organised operation, according to the police.

The incident happened Rossett, near Wrexham, with the police rural crime team calling it the single biggest theft since it was formed five years ago.

Farmer John Lightfoot had 120 sheep stolen from rustlers, and teenager Jack Sinott had 22 taken.

The sheep are a mix of fat hoggets and in-lamb ewes.

Jack bought his flock with pocket money saved up after he worked on his grandfather's farm.

“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,” he told the BBC.

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