A MUCH-LOVED pet goat was stolen from a Herefordshire secondary school over the New Year, police have said.

The small black pygmy goat was thought to have been stolen from Fairfield School, Peterchurch between December 31 and January 1.

"This was a school pet and much-loved by the pupils," a spokesperson for Golden Valley Safer Neighbourhood Team said.

"If you have any knowledge of it's disappearance please get in touch on 101."