Wiltshire Police is investigating the deaths of two sheep in fields in Chippenham.
Two animals – a ram and an ewe – were killed in vicious attacks in June – sparking officers to launch an urgent probe into the incidents near Rawlings Farm in Upper Cocklebury Lane.
On the morning of 12 June, a valuable Texel ram was attacked by what is believed to be a large dog.
The ram was found by the farmer with its throat and abdomen bitten and ripped. An ear was also torn off and was not found at the scene.
During the afternoon of 28 June, an ewe was attacked and killed in another field near to were the rams were kept.
The frightened animal had been chased and herded the wrong side of an electric fence. Again, the sheep had been bitten by a large dog.
The Rural Crime Team is asking anyone who has allowed their dog to roam freely in the area – and returned with a bloody muzzle or even a sheep’s ear – to contact them.
They are also asking anyone who may have witnessed the attacks to get in touch.
Contact PC Emily Thomas by calling Wiltshire Police on 101 or emailing [email protected].
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