Two sheep attacks reported

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Two attacks on sheep, believed to have been carried out by dogs, reported recently in the Wellingborough area are not being linked by police.

Three sheep have been killed in recent weeks. In both cases the injuries are believed to have been caused by a dog.

An incident was reported to police after two sheep were killed and a number of others injured in the Ditchford Lakes area between Sunday, September 23, and Monday, September 24.

A second incident was reported to police days later in Irchester. The sheep had been kept in a secure fenced area.

The injured sheep was taken to Swanspool Vets in Wellingborough, but due to the severity of her injuries she was put to sleep.

A police spokesman said: “We received a report that two sheep had been killed an a number of others injured in Ditchford Lane some time between Sunday, September 23, and Monday, September 24.

“The rural crime officer could not confirm that it was a dog, but barking was heard in that area.

“There is an offence related to dogs worrying livestock, and anyone who knows anything about this incident should report it to the police.

“A second incident was reported on Thursday, September 27, at about 7.30pm in St Katherine’s Way, Irchester.

“On taking to sheep to the vet, the vet believed that the injuries were consistent with dog bites.

“The incident in Ditchford is not being linked to the incident in Irchester, but they were both believed to have been carried out by a dog.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101.