Sheep killed in dog attack
A SHEEP was killed and at least two others hurt in an attack by dogs near Stonehouse.
Police were called to a farm in Standish at 10.35 on Monday, September 16 after reports that three dogs were attacking sheep in a field.
Officers searched the area and found two Staffordshire Bull Terriers on the loose.
Police spokesman Simon Masters said: "They were believed to be the main aggressors and were returned to their owner.”
“The third dog, a German Shepherd, was found dead close to rail tracks in the area.
“He had been with the other dogs but was not believed to be one of the aggressors.”
Sergeant Simon Clemett, wildlife and rural crime officer, said: "This is a very sad incident in which one ewe has died and at least two others have been injured.
“The flock is still being inspected and the owners are understandably extremely upset by the experience.
"We've identified the owner of the dogs involved and indicated that we will be interviewing them under caution soon.
"Officers have collected photographs of the injured sheep and we are talking to their owners to decide what action should be taken.
"We take cases like this very seriously and are currently putting up special signs produced in conjunction with Gloucestershire County Council warning dog owners to keep their pets on leads.”
Inquiries are ongoing.
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