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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.


Dog-walkers reminded of sheep-worrying offences after vicious attack

The two sheep that were attacked by a dog in Cleator Moor had lambs Credit: PA

Police are reminding dog-walkers to take extra care of their dogs when around livestock.

This comes after two sheep were viciously attacked by a dog on Dent Fell in Cleator Moor on Wednesday 28 June, late in the evening.

The sheep were later put down due to the injuries they sustained. Both sheep had lambs, which police say may now struggle to survive.

A dog worrying livestock can be a criminal offence and it is the responsibility of the person or owner to control their dog.

Anyone with information is advised to call PC 2101 Mackenzie on 101 or email Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police appeal after sheep worrying in Cumbria

Police are warning that sheep worrying can have serious consequences. Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses after a sheep worrying incident in Cumbria.

On Tuesday, January 5, on the sand dunes between Seascale and Drigg, a farmer witnessed an out of control dog worrying his livestock.

A short time later he found injuries to one of his sheep, indicating that it had been attacked by a dog.

It is not the first time the farmer's sheep have been attacked, and he has released an image of a previous attack to highlight the seriousness of the issue.

ITV Border has chosen not to show that image because of its graphic content.

This is unfortunately not the first incident of this kind for this farmer, and it has devastating effects.

I'd like to take this opportunity to remind dog walkers that it is an offence to allow your dog to worry livestock and would urge people to place their dogs on a lead when exercising in open access land where livestock is present."

– PC Jonathan Mann

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101.


Seven sheep dead after attack in Dumfries and Galloway

Police Scotland is investigating a case of sheep worrying Credit: PA

Police Scotland is investigating a case of sheep worrying in Kirkpatrick Fleming.

The attack, which has resulted in the death of seven sheep on farmlands next to the Westlands Activity Centre, appears to have happened between 6pm on Saturday and 1pm on Sunday 15 February.

Six other sheep were found to have wounds and a number appear to be in shock. Indications are that two large dogs may be responsible for the attack.

Police Scotland has asked anyone with information get in contact..

Dogs suspected to be behind sheep attack

WARNING: Some people may find some of the images below upsetting.

Two of Alan Clark's sheep were attacked by dogs last week Credit: ITV News Border
The sheep were left with serious injuries to their heads and necks Credit: ITV News Border
Mr Clark has been asking dog walkers to keep their pets on leads Credit: ITV News Border
Esme from Windermere says she'll always have her dog on a lead now after talking to the farmer Credit: ITV News Border
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