Sheep killed after being attacked by dog

TWO sheep have died and several others been injured after being attacked by a dog on a Suffolk Wildlife Trust nature reserve.The animals were part of the trust's conservation grazing flock used on the Sandlings Heaths near Sizewell to conserve the special wildlife habitat.

TWO sheep have died and several others been injured after being attacked by a dog on a Suffolk Wildlife Trust nature reserve.

The animals were part of the trust's conservation grazing flock used on the Sandlings Heaths near Sizewell to conserve the special wildlife habitat.

Today trust officials urged people to exercise responsible dog ownership by keeping their pets on leads when near livestock and report any stray dogs they see near animals.

SWT Sandlings manager David Mason said: “Two sheep had to be destroyed and another two taken back to Foxburrow Farm for treatment following the attack.

“The staff involved have been distressed by the loss of the animals who suffered horrific injuries - especially as one had to be put down on site.

“Thankfully incidents like this are quite rare, but we are asking people to please keep their dogs under proper control.

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The owner of the dog - a lurcher - involved in the incident has been cautioned by police.

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