Alleged stock thieves arrested in PE

13:02 (GMT+2) Fri, 22 Jun 2012

Port Elizabeth police have arrested five suspects for allegedly stealing livestock from smallholdings on the city's outskirts.

Police spokesperson, captain Johan Rheeder, says they confiscated five sheep as well as a vehicle.

He also says that members of the stock theft unit raided an abbatoir in Swartkops where more than 120 irregularities were detected.

Rheeder says these will be investigated further.