Labrador with sheep it mauled

A sheep has died on a farm in Lancashire after an attack by a lone black Labrador.

The incident was reported to police shortly after 9am on Friday, 5 January, by people who witnessed the unattended dog attacking the sheep on farmland in the town of Carnforth.

The sheep died as a result of the mauling and Lancashire Police have launched an appeal to find the owners of the dog, which had a distinctive red-and-black collar.

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Sergeant James Pinder of Lancashire Police said: “The dog appears to have been left unattended on the farmland.

“Sadly several sheep have died in the area over recent months as a result of suspected dog attacks.

“Our advice to dog owners is to keep their dogs on their leads at all times when walking around farmland.”

Anyone with information, or who knows who the pictured dog belongs to, is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number LC-20180105-0288.