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Pregnant sheep seriously injured in Moffat attack

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Four pregnant sheep have been seriously injured in what police believe to have been a dog attack.

The farmer at Meiklehom Side, Moffat, came across the injured sheep on the morning of Sunday 28 January, three of which had to be humanely destroyed by a vet.

Police are appealing for witnesses to help them trace the dog(s) and the owner. Anyone with any information is asked to call 101.

Third man arrested in connection with Dalton axe attack

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A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection to an axe attack that has left two men in hospital. Although he has been released by police, he remains under investigation.

A 46-year-old man who was taken to Furness General Hospital at first with life-threatening injuries, is now in stable condition and has also been arrested today, Friday 23 June on suspicion of S18 Wounding.

A 42-year-old man from Dalton was also arrested on suspicion of murder, and remains at Furness General Hospital.

Police were first called to the incident involving the axe, which has been seized, on Broughton Road in Dalton around 8.00pm yesterday, Thursday 22 June.


Burnt cat is making a good recovery after attack

Duffy is making a good recovery after being burnt deliberately Credit: ITV Border

A cat, which vets think was deliberately burnt, is making a good recovery.

Duffy was found injured and scared in Carlisle last month.

She's currently living with an animal foster carer while Blue Cross charity tries to find her a new home.

If you are interested in adopting Duffy or another rescue cat, visit or call 0300 777 1920.

Two young girls attacked in West Cumbria

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Two young girls were attacked while walking their dog in West Cumbria.

It happened at around 7pm last night between St Bees village and Egremont.

They were walking in the Baybarrow Road area when a man, over six foot tall, grabbed one of the girls and used a sharp object to slash her thigh.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Whitehaven police.

66 year old attacked in the Borders

Park Crescent, where the assault took place Credit: ITV Border

A 66-year-old man has been assaulted by two men in Newtown St Boswells. The attack happened on Park Crescent at around 9pm on Monday 16th April. It is thought the victim, who usually walks with a stick, was assaulted by two men after falling over.

Our reporter has been told that two men approached the man offering to help but then turned on him and demanded money. They then physically attacked him and he was admitted to hospital. One of the suspects is described as being in his 20's with brown coloured hair.

Lothian and Borders Police are asking anyone who may have information to contact them.

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