Appeal for information following sheep worrying incident near Shaftesbury

12 March 2018
Officers investigating an attack on sheep near Shaftesbury are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

At around 3.10pm on Saturday 10 March 2018 Dorset Police received a report of two dogs attacking sheep in the area of Hawkers Hill Farm. The dogs involved were believed to be a black Labrador and a golden Labrador. Their owner was not seen.

The owner of the sheep was later identified and confirmed that one of his lambs had been killed. The lamb was only a few days old.

Police Constable Richard Cooke, of North Dorset police, said: “We are making enquiries into this incident and I am keen to trace the owner of these dogs.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have seen dogs matching the description given in the area in the relevant time or has any information as to their owner to contact police.

“We would ask all dog owners to ensure their dog is on a lead whenever it is near livestock.

“If members of the public have any information or concerns regarding dogs not under control near livestock, they are urged to contact us.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email 101, quoting occurrence number 55180036493. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via

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