NEARLY 50 sheep have been stolen from mountain farmland in Conwy.

North Wales Police has launched an investigation into the thefts of 49 ewes from Tal Y Fan mountain since April.

The farmland is a remote part of the Snowdonia mountain range but there is a popular walking route nearby.

Police have appealed to the public for information related to the thefts.

A North Wales Police spokesperson said: "A farmer has reported his sheep stolen off the Tal Y Fan mountain, Conwy between April and the beginning of July.

"The sheep are described as Welsh cross Cheviot shearling ewes with a blue “W” on the left hand side of the body and a red spot on the rump.

"If anyone has any information, call 101."