17-year-old boy arrested after several sheep are killed
Date of alert:
Wednesday, 20 July 2022
A 17-YEAR-OLD boy has been arrested in connection with the killing of 14 sheep and lambs in North Dorset.
The boy, from Verwood, was arrested, interviewed and released under investigation by Dorset Police Rural Crime.
The shocking incident happened on Sunday, July 17 when a vehicle trespassed onto a field of sheep and lambs, deliberately killing them.
Some of the injuries are described as “horrific”, with sheep having to be shot dead.
Police describe the incident, which happened in the area of Tollard Royal, as an “appalling attack” against a “hard-working farming community and against livestock”.