West Mercia Police has appealed for data following separate canine assaults that resulted within the deaths of 28 sheep in Herefordshire.

Officers have mentioned they’re making an attempt to hint the house owners of the canine which have killed the sheep, at completely different farms inside the Herefordshire space.

The primary incident, the power mentioned, passed off at Higher Gate Home in Dinedor at about 9.00am on Could 30.

Then, a second incident occurred on June 1. Two canine entered the identical discipline and attacked sheep. Police imagine one of many canine is identical canine from the primary incident on Could 30.

Between 10.00pm on Could 31 and 6.00am on June 1, a sheep farmer at Decrease Huntless Farm in Twyford -approximately one mile away from the places of the opposite two incidents – reported that his flock had additionally been attacked by a canine.

One of many canine believed to be liable for a number of the assaults. Picture: West Mercia Police

The canine was not seen throughout or after this incident, West Mercia Police mentioned, however the accidents sustained by the sheep together with affirmation by a vet affirmed that that they had been attributable to a canine.

Sgt. Mark Jones of West Mercia Police mentioned: “These are very regarding incidents that are inflicting a number of anguish and monetary injury for the victims and we’re working intently with the farming group to assist them maximise safety for his or her flocks.

“We will solely roughly estimate what number of sheep have been killed primarily based on what farmers have advised us – we’re conscious of separate incidents of 5, 11 and 12 sheep being killed at completely different farms so it appears to be as many as 28.”

Jones mentioned the power has an image of one of many “offending canine” and urged the proprietor, or anybody who is aware of who the proprietor is, to contact him on 07773 034427.

“The decision will be nameless if most well-liked,” he mentioned.