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Dartmoor farmer loses nearly 40 sheep after dog attack

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Dartmoor farmer loses nearly 40 sheep after dog attack

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Wednesday, 23 February 2022

Devon & Cornwall Police

NEARLY 40 sheep have died in a dog attack on a Dartmoor farm – the latest episode in a series of events dubbed the worst ever seen.

The incident took place in three adjoining fields belonging to Tom Havill of Lower Cator Farm near Widecombe-in-the-Moor, and Devon and Cornwall police are asking anyone with information to come forward.

Mr Havill, who also keeps sheep at Bellever, Widecombe and across the open moor arrived at the fields one morning earlier this month to a shocking scene of carnage.

‘I saw three sheep lying dead and many more injured or dying.’

He returned to his farmhouse several miles away to fetch his gun which he used to dispatch several of the most gravely injured.

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