Posted: Fri 12th Jun 2020

Updated: Fri 12th Jun

Police investigate sheep worrying incident involving drone in North Wales

North Wales news and information
This article is old - Published: Friday, Jun 12th, 2020

Police have launched an investigation into an unusual sheep worrying incident in North Wales.

While dogs are usually responsible for scaring sheep in most instances, officers said a drone had been flown near to a flock in the Gannock Park area of Deganwy.

As the aerial device was hovering at a low level, members of the rural crime team believe it was a deliberate act.

They are encouraging anyone who might know who’s responsible to contact police by calling 101.

Most sheep worrying incidents tend to involve the animals being chased by dogs, which farmers have warned can do “serious damage” to them.

The National Sheep Association warns the stress of worrying can cause sheep to die and pregnant ewes to miscarry their lambs.

Sheep fleeing from being chased are often killed or seriously injured by their panicked attempts to escape.

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