POLICE investigating reports of cattle rustling in East Lothian say they are now treating the incident as a case of missing cows.

Officers were called in after 13 bullocks disappeared from a secure barn at Standingstone Farm, on the outskirts of Haddington.

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They were later found a short distance away.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland appeared for help solving the mysterious disappearance.

They said: "Police in East Lothian were alerted to a number of bullocks that were reported missing from a farm in Haddington.

"The animals were found a short distance away and enquiries are ongoing into establishing the circumstances surrounding this incident.

"Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 1556."