Plea for clues over dead sheep - The Evesham Observer

Plea for clues over dead sheep

Evesham Editorial 20th Mar, 2020 Updated: 20th Mar, 2020   0

SHEEP are thought to have been deliberately run over in a field near Bidford.

Police are investigating after eight ewes were found dead on Wednesday March 11 in a field at the Barton Crossroads.

Another seven were severely injured and had to be euthanised by a vet.

It is believed the animals were deliberately hit by a vehicle. The investigation also follows the discovery of three sheep found dead in the same field last Friday.

Rural crime officer Carol Cotterill said: “This is a very distressing incident which has left a number of sheep injured or deceased, and has caused their owner to be understandably shaken and upset.

“Unfortunately we do believe this to be a deliberate act and we are treating these offences very seriously. We are currently working with the RSPCA to identify the circumstances of the incident.

“If anyone has any information, or witnessed any suspicious vehicles or behaviour in this location over the past week, please let us know.”

Anyone with information should call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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