Posted: Wed 7th Feb 2024

Police alert after 22 sheep die in suspected worrying incident

North Wales news and information
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Feb 7th, 2024

Police have issued an alert after 22 sheep died in a suspected livestock worrying incident in Conwy county.

It’s reported that the ewes and lambs died in a lambing shed on a farm in Llannefydd at some point between 6.30pm on Monday and 8.30am on Tuesday.

While the dead animals did not shows any visible injuries such as bite marks, it is suspected that a dog entered the shed and panicked the large flock into a corner, resulting in a number of them suffocating.

North Wales Police’s rural crime team said: “It is a possibility therefore that the dog responsible could be a working sheepdog albeit we cannot substantiate this.

“As we have not been able to establish the identity of the dog we are concerned that there may be further incidents and would like to alert farmers in Llannefydd of the incident so that they can keep a close eye on their flocks.”



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