Dog killed in Isham after killing of livestock, police confirm

The incident happened on the afternoon of Saturday, April 24

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 1:11 pm

A police investigation into the death of a dog that was killed in Isham has been closed.

Northamptonshire Police had been alerted to an incident in the village on Saturday, April 24 where livestock had been killed.

The dog was killed in the incident that took place on private land.

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A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: "Officers from Northamptonshire Police responded to an incident in Isham on Saturday, April 24, where a number of livestock had been killed by a dog on private land.

"Unfortunately the dog was killed during the incident, which took place between 2pm and 3pm.

"The issue has been resolved and the police investigation closed."

In February the NFU farming body issued guidance for dog walkers using the countryside:

- Always keep dogs on the lead when walking in rural areas where livestock are kept but let go of the lead if chased by cattle

- Be aware that even small lap dogs can chase, injure and kill farm animals

- Take special care to keep close control of dogs unused to farm animals

- Report attacks by dogs and sightings of dogs roaming the countryside to the police or local farmers

- Don’t let dogs loose and unsupervised in gardens adjoining livestock fields – many attacks are caused by dogs which escape and attack sheep grazing nearby.