4 pregnant cows have died following a suspected canine chase in Llannerchymedd, Anglesey, Wales.

Because of being chased the cows fell down a steep embankment and sustained “catastrophic accidents”, North Wales Police Rural Crime Group has mentioned.

Police are interesting for any info on the incident, which befell between 3:00p.m final Wednesday (August 23) and 10:00a.m the next day (Thursday, August 24) in a discipline in Maenaddwyn, simply outdoors Llannerchymedd.

“We’re interesting for info after 4 cows have died following an incident in Anglesey,” the agricultural crime group mentioned on Fb.

“This incident will end in a major monetary loss to the farmer in addition to the emotional impression of discovering his inventory in such horrible circumstances.

“When you have any info in relation to this incident or if that your canine had escaped throughout the time-frame given and also you imagine they might have been accountable, please contact us on 101, or by way of the web site, and quote reference quantity A135912.”

Rural insurer NFU Mutual estimates that canine assaults on cattle throughout the UK value £1.8 million final 12 months.

In Wales, it estimates cattle price £438,536 had been severely injured or killed by canines in 2022, an increase of 15.5% in value in comparison with 2021.

In a livestock worrying survey earlier this 12 months, NFU Mutual additionally discovered that almost two thirds of canine house owners that responded mentioned that their canines chase animals.

The identical quantity of respondents (64%) mentioned additionally they let their canine roam off-lead within the countryside, and 40% admitted that their pets don’t at all times come again when known as.

North Wales Police Rural Crime Group believes the Maenaddwyn incident is on account of a “unfastened canine”.

Nevertheless, virtually half (46%) of respondents to the NFU Mutual survey imagine their canines will not be able to injuring or killing livestock.