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Lambs die after being attacked by dog

Police are warning people to keep dogs on leads near sheep Credit: ITV Anglia

Police are investigating the death of three lambs after they were attacked by a large dog in a field at Cranford in Northamptonshire.

Officers say the sheep and lambs were chased and attacked by the dog in a field near St John's Lane.

The incident happened between 7:30am and 8am yesterday (Sunday, 24 April).

Three lambs subsequently died, five are being treated and others sustained minor injuries.

Officers are reminding dog owners that it is an offence to have a dog off a lead or not under close control in a field of sheep, or to let their dog chase or attack livestock.

Police want to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have any information regarding it.

Elusive baby hare caught on camera

Baby hares, called leverets, are incredibly secretive creatures. Credit: Shaun O’Driscoll

A secretive baby hare has been caught on camera in Norfolk.

The leveret was photographed at Welney Wetland Centre by Shaun O’Driscoll, a stockman there.

“This is the first time I have seen a leveret in my three years working as the stockman for WWT Welney. It was a nice surprise to come across the baby hare, which was smaller than a rabbit, but those tell-tale long ears gave away its real identity.

“During the summer months I travel around the wetlands to check the herds of cattle, so I cover this area on a regular basis. Whilst I am used to enjoying great views of the adult hares, the youngsters have a real skill at staying hidden”.

– Shaun O’Driscoll


Farm event encourages children to understand the countryside

The annual School Farm & Country Fair takes place at Trinity Park near Ipswich Credit: ITV Anglia.

More than 4,000 primary school children across Suffolk will be learning about food and farming today.

It is the annual School Farm & Country Fair at Trinity Park near Ipswich - the aim is to get seven to nine year olds to understand more about where their food comes from and what goes on in the countryside.

Firefighters find family's pet dog cowering in kitchen cupboard

Firefighters recover pet dog found cowering in kitchen cupboard. Credit: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

A dog found cowering in a kitchen cupboard during a house fire in Peterborough has been reunited with its owners.

Firefighters were called to a three storey house in Bretton on the 14th April to find the blaze had spread to next door's roof.

A woman and three children had managed to escape but their pet dog was still trapped inside. More than an hour later firecrews found the family pet alive and well taking cover in a kitchen cupboard.


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