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Police Investigate Cumbria Dog Attack on Sheep

26 January 2016

UK - Police are investigating an incident of sheep worrying which has occurred on the sand dunes between Seascale and Drigg, in Cumbria.

The incident happened on Tuesday January 5, when a farmer witnessed a dog out of control and worrying his livestock.

A short time later the farmer located a sheep with injuries consistent with a dog attack.

PC Jonathan Mann said: "This is unfortunately not the first incident of this kind for this farmer, and it has devastating effects.

"I'd like to take this opportunity to remind dog walkers that it is an offence to allow your dog to worry livestock and would urge people to place their dogs on a lead when exercising in open access land where livestock is present."

Anyone with information relating to this incident or others is requested to contact Cumbria Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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