Flintshire: Police appeal following brutal livestock attack – DollarJob

Flintshire: Police appeal following brutal livestock attack

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A sheep has been killed and a further three pregnant sheep have also been injured.

The incident, involving a dog, is reported to have happened in a field off Kelsterton Lane in Northop between 10am on Thursday, February 15 and 9am on Friday, February 16.

PC Michelle Allsup of the Rural Crime Team said: “I am appealing to anyone with information in relation to this incident to contact us as soon as possible.

“Livestock attacks are extremely distressing not only for the animals, but they have a devastating effect for the farming community, both financially and mentally.

“Lambing season is also now upon us and farmers are working day and night to protect their livestock, to ensure their lambs are born fit and healthy and to keep them safe from predators.

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“Please ensure your dog is kept on a short lead around livestock at all times.

“If your dog has escaped in a rural area, you should contact the police as early as possible so local farmers and landowners can be alerted.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, or via the website, using reference number Q022756.



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