Welsh police use DNA test to prove cow theftChristian Fernsby ▼ | February 9, 2020
A police force in Wales became the first in Britain to use DNA test to prove a man had stolen a cow worth 3,000 pounds (about 3,900 U.S. dollars), British media reports said.
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David Owens, 51, pleaded guilty to theft at Swansea Crown Court earlier this week.
The force said the investigation started in December 2017, when a farmer reported the theft of one of his 300 cows which had escaped from his field four months earlier.
Owens had denied the missing animal was on his land, but the complainant recognised it among the herd. ■