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.
Officers said one ram was missing and could be in the local area of Croxby or Brookenby.
We are investigating what is by believed to be a dog attack on sheep in a field in Croxby, Market Rasen. The owner had 17 pedigree Hampshire and Blue Texel rams that were savagely attacked. Three have been killed and one is missing: https://t.co/vJhcnEvDgp
— Lincolnshire Police (@lincspolice) January 17, 2018
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.