Posted: Thu 22nd Sep 2022

Police appeal after lamb killed in suspected dog attack near Ruthin

North Wales news and information
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Sep 22nd, 2022

Police are appealing for information after a lamb was killed in a suspected dog attack near Ruthin. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

The incident took place at some stage between 4.30pm on Sunday (September 18th) and 4.30pm on Monday in Efenechtyd, Denbighshire. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

North Wales Police said it was the second time the flock, owned by a young shepherd, had been attacked. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

In a video appeal from the scene of the incident, PCSO Iwan Owen from the Rural Crime Team said: “This time a Beltex ram lamb has been attacked and there’s nothing left of it really – it’s obviously passed on. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

“This is the second attack in this area which is just outside Efenechtyd, not far from Ruthin. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

“This shepherd, who’s only a young lad, is trying to build a flock and going for quality animals. This is his second loss, which is a major setback for him, not to count the suffering of the animal itself. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

“But I suspect that this is a case of a dog that’s been left unattended at home and has gone walkabout because there’s no footpaths or anything here. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

“It looks like it’s a dog which chased this and the end result has been a massive loss to the young lad who’s trying his best. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

“If you have any information or you can help at all, please get in touch.” ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference number 22000702247. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​


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