Police are appealing for information after a pregnant ewe had to be put to down after being attacked by dogs in Deganwy in Conwy.

The incident is believed to have happened at around 4:15pm on Tuesday 1st December whereby the ewe was attacked by three dogs on land known as the ‘Vardre.’

Shortly before 9:30am yesterday morning police were made aware of the incident by the farmer after the ewe had to be put to sleep.

It is believed a man was walking his dogs off the lead when one of the dogs, described as large with a white tail and brindle coloured coat attacked the ewe.

Another dog is believed to have been wearing a yellow coat and the third was wearing a black coat.

A witness has come forward with a description of the dogs but unfortunately we don’t know the breed of the dogs. We believe the owner was some distance away when the incident occurred and was calling the dogs away from the ewe before continuing with their walk. The Vardre area is a popular area for dog walkers and I am appealing to anybody who may be familiar with the area and who may know the identity of the dog owner to come forward. Yet again the Farming Community and the Rural Crime Team are picking up the pieces from irresponsible dog ownership. Unfortunately our team have seen many times, the horrific injuries and pain a dog attack can cause to livestock. >

PC Dave Allen, Rural Crime Team

Anybody with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact the Rural Crime Team on 101.