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Bedfordshire Police investigating sheep worrying incident

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402800621-Maulden Image Bedfordshire Police
402800621-Maulden Image Bedfordshire Police

[Updated 16:25 17/6/2021]

Bedfordshire Police’s Rural Crime Team is investigating a dog worrying sheep incident in Maulden.

Officers are asking for the public’s help in identifying the woman pictured as she may have information about the incident.

On 20 May 2021 at approximately 2pm in Green End, Maulden, a woman was walking with a dog off the lead, when it started chasing after a flock of sheep grazing in the field. This resulted in extreme distress for the lambs and ewes. The dog is described as a small white terrier type dog.

PC Hayley Robinson, who is investigating, said:

“It is hugely important to never walk your dog off the lead near any livestock. Even a small dog can cause serious injuries to a lamb or an ewe or in some cases even the stress itself can cause the death of an animal.

“Sheep worrying is illegal and can result in a fine, prosecution or even a dog destruction order. Additionally, the farmer has a right to take immediate action against the dog to protect their livestock.

“We would like to ask the public to help us identify this individual as we believe they have information that can help our investigation.”

Anyone who can help us identify the person pictured can contact police online or by calling 101 and quoting reference number 40/28006/21.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111

 

John Guinn
I am the editor of The Flitwick Chronicle. This is an independent, local news service based in Bedfordshire. The Chronicle provides local news that is investigative, inclusive and relevant to the residents of Flitwick.

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