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Dales dog owners urged to keep pets on leads following recent sheep attack

Posted on 13th March 2015

Dog owners are being urged to keep their pets under control after a reported sheep attack in Matlock.

At just after 9pm on Wednesday, March 11, police were called following a suspected dog attack to sheep in a field in Stanton Lees, Matlock. One sheep died following the incident and two more were injured.

PC Simon Wolverson from the Tideswell, Litton, Baslow and Beeley Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “We’re urging dog owners to act responsibly and keep their dogs under control around farm animals; especially as lambing season is set to get underway. These types of incidents cause a lot of distress to animals.

“We’re also encouraging residents and visitors to be vigilant and to report any information via 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police. Over the coming weeks, we will be putting up posters and signage to reinforce the message. 

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