Five sheep drown after dog attack in Lincolnshire
Date of alert:
Thursday, 9 November 2023
Police have issued a warning to dog owners after a recent spate of livestock worrying incidents which led to the deaths of five sheep from drowning.
Lincolnshire Police Rural Crime Action Team (LPRCAT) said it had attended several incidents of sheep worrying incidents in Harlaxton, Short Ferry, Hanby, Corby Glen and Kirby Underwood over recent months.
However, officers said they were concerned by an incident near the River Bain when a dog owner swam in flooded water to stop their dogs from attacking sheep.
Police confirmed five sheep had drowned during the incident, while another three were seriously injured and numerous others bitten, which could also have led to the loss of a human life.