A REBELLIOUS ram worth £1,000 has caused concern after going missing.

A pedigree Suffolk ram was reported to the police as stolen on Sunday morning.

The ram, with a white body and a black head, vanished from a field in Reeds Lane, Hassocks.

However, three hours later the police received a call to say that it was now believed the ram had escaped.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: "Officers had received a report around 1.45pm on Sunday that a ram had been stolen from a farm in Hassocks earlier that morning.

"However, around three hours later the person called back saying the ram had not been stolen but had in fact escaped."

The ram, which is reportedly valued at £1,000, is of a breed originating in the late eighteenth century in the area of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.

It is unclear whether the ram has been found yet.

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