One lamb killed and another injured in sheep worrying incidents

Police have appealed for information after two separate sheep worrying incidents in the Yorkshire Dales today.

The incidents occurred at Muker in Swaledale and at Swinithwaite in Wensleydale.

One lamb was killed in Swinithwaite and another was injured in Muker.

In both cases the dogs ran off before they could be caught by the witnesses and the owners were not seen.

North Yorkshire Police have appealed for information.

PCSO Lucy Osborn, from Leyburn police station, said: “All dogs should be kept on a lead at all times when near livestock.

“There are no exceptions to this – especially at lambing time.

PCSO Osborn said if any landowners/farmers wanted sheep worrying posters for gates/stiles etc pthey should get in touch.

She added: “This also seems an appropriate moment to remind people that there are requests on most moorlands currently to keep dogs on leads to protect ground nesting birds during the breeding season.”

If anyone has any information relating to the above incidences please call 101 and ask to speak to the Leyburn Safer Neighbourhood Team or email