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Dog owner fined for not controlling their dogs near Shipston - which led to the death of a sheep

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Dog owner fined for not controlling their dogs near Shipston - which led to the death of a sheep

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Thursday, 17 March 2022

Warwickshire Police

A dog owner has been fined in court for not controlling their dog - which led to the death of a sheep.

The person, who has not been named by Warwickshire Police, was convicted of allowing dog(s) to worry livestock and was sentenced to a 12 month conditional discharge, a collection order and to pay compensation and fines amounting to £544.73.

The incident happened in in the Shipston On Stour area of south Warwickshire in August last year.

Two large dogs escaped from their insecure garden into a nearby farmer's field which contained 300 ewes.

A spokesperson for Warwickshire Rural Crime Team (WRCT), who investigated the case, said: "When the farmer arrived he was met by utter chaos as the two dogs were in the act of chasing all the sheep around the field, knocking them over and attacking them indiscriminately.

"Quick action was taken by the farmer to secure the two loose dogs, who were clearly not under any sort of owner control.

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