Nine sheep have been killed in a suspected dog attack. Six sheep are reported to have drowned in a pond on a farm where they were grazing on Sealand Road, Flintshire, near to Dandy’s Topsoil, after being chased sometime overnight on Monday, November 27.

A further three were killed as a result of injuries consistent with a dog attack. Police said a tenth is seriously injured.

Police have appealed for witnesses or anybody with information to contact them, and have released an image of some of the sheep killed in the attack. Some people may find the below image upsetting.

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PC Amy Bennet, of the North Wales Police Rural Crime Team, said: “A dog’s owner is the only person who can prevent a livestock worrying incident or an attack from happening. Responsible dog ownership is key to putting an end to these awful incidents, which are far too common.

“This is an appeal to all dog owners to ensure they are always kept on a lead and under control around in the countryside - or if left at home alone, that the house or garden are secure. The emotional and financial impact these incidents can have on a farmer cannot be underestimated and are wholly unacceptable.

Sheep have been killed in a suspected dog attack in Flintshire
Sheep have been killed in a suspected dog attack in Flintshire

“If your dog has escaped in a rural area, you should contact the police as early as possible so local farmers and landowners can be alerted.” Anyone with information is asked to contact the police on 101, using reference number 23001199314.

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