Appeal for information after two sheep killed in dog attacks

A shepherdess has issued an appeal for information after one of her sheep was killed in a dog attack.

The incident is one of two that happened in the Richmond area in the last fortnight.

The latest attack happened in the Westfields area on the edge of Richmond on Wednesday afternoon or evening.

The ewe was found dead this morning. It had suffered injuries to its neck and rear quarters.

The attacked has left two lambs orphaned.

It was found by shepherdess Rachel Turnbull.

She said: “Please, please keep your dogs on a lead if you can not control them.

“This is a field with many public foot paths, which are used by many people of Richmond.”

Rachel said it was not the first time her livestock had been attacked by dogs.

The incident has been reported to police.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: “A sheep was found dead by its owner at about 9.30am on Thursday 29 June 2017, on common land near Hurgill Road, Richmond.

“It had suffered bites consistent with an attack by an animal. The sheep was last seen alive at about 4pm the previous day.

“Anyone with information about the incident is asked to phone North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Taskforce on 101, quoting reference number 12170113636.”

Richmondshire Today has been told two sheep were attacked by a dog or dogs nearby in a separate incident last week.

The attack took place sometime between the evening of Tuesday, June 20 and Saturday, June 24.

It happened on land near Lowenthwaite Bridge along Reeth Road, Richmond.

One of the sheep later died of its injuries.

The incident was reported to Richmond Police.

If anyone has any information on thia attack please pass it on to them on 101.