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Livestock worrying in Bowerchalke 6-7 November. Can you help?

Dear Resident,

Warning - the images attached to this message are very distressing so we are advising not to open them if you feel that they would upset you.

Following two incidents on 6 and 7 November involving the killing of a lamb and attack on a sheep in the same field at Middle Chase Farm, Bowerchalke, we are asking members of the public for any information they may have.

On Monday 6 November the farm manager found all sheep in fields pushed up tight in the corners in a state of high alert.  One ewe with an existing udder injury had clearly been chased extensively as she had blood all over her hind quarters from the udder.  On Tuesday 7 November, a farm worker found a dead lamb which had been mauled to death by what would appear to have been a dog.

This also has devastating consequences for livestock keepers, causing personal distress as well as significant financial costs.

If you were in the Bowechalke area on either 6 or 7 November and saw a dog with blood on its muzzle please contact Wiltshire Police quoting reference 54230118428.

You can report online after an occurrence  at: https://crowd.in/rR2cRc . 

If you cannot report online, please call 101.

Should you see a dog worrying or attacking livestock call 999, at the time.

Thank you



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