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Police in Lincolnshire are investigating a dog attack that left 17 sheep dead.

The attack happened in a field in Croxby, Market Rasen, sometime overnight between Thursday 11 January and Friday 12 January.

As a result, 17 pedigree Hampshire and Blue Texel rams were killed, one was left in a serious condition and other sheep suffered a variety of injuries.

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Officers said one ram was missing and could be in the local area of Croxby or Brookenby.

A force spokesman said: “It is believed the injuries are consistent with a dog attack.”

Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious, or who may have seen the missing ram should call Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 78 of 12 January.