WARNING: Distressing content.
There are growing fears among farmers in the Midlands after a land owner found a flock of sheep butchered in her field in Leicestershire.
Sophy Newton made the discovery on farm land in Cotesbach on Monday 8 July, where she found 20 sheep had been slaughtered and hung up on a tree.
The animals had been killed and stripped of their meat - leaving only the carcasses and fleeces behind.
There are growing fears among farmers that a gang of organised criminals are targeting the sheep for their high-value meat.
Tim Price from the National Farmers Union says humans could be put at risk.
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