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Picture released of couple South Derbyshire police would like to speak to about sheep worrying.

Posted on 14th May 2018
Shardlow Sheep worrying2

Our rural crime team in South Derbyshire have released a picture of a couple they would like to speak to after a report of a dog chasing sheep in Shardlow. 

The incident is alleged to have happened at around 2pm on Monday, April 30. A Dalmatian dog was seen to be chasing sheep in a field just off London Road. 

PCSO Kerry Wallington-Waite, who is a member of the team said: “It would seem that the sheep became very distressed after apparently being chased down the field by a Dalmatian type dog. 

“We would like to speak to the couple in the photo about the incident and so would ask anyone who thinks they know who they are to make contact with me. 

“Dog walkers need to be careful when they are walking their pets in such locations, whilst it is very tempting to let dogs off their leads their natural instincts can be to chase sheep. 

“This can be dangerous for the sheep and affects the livelihood of the farmers. 

“It is a criminal offence for the keeper or owner of the dog to allow it to worry livestock and are liable for any damage caused, so we would urge dog walkers to keep the pet on a lead when walking in such areas. 

If you recognise the couple in the photo please contact Kerry on 101 quoting reference number 18*204114. 

Alternatively send her a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website HERE.

You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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