Sheep slaughter prompts police appeal

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after five sheep died today - possibly following an attack by another animal.

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after five sheep died today - possibly following an attack by another animal.

Police received a call at 11.36am to farmland at Ovington Road in Saham Toney, Thetford, to reports that two members of a herd of sheep had been found dead in the field.

Further enquiries found that three other sheep had sustained injuries so severe that they had to be put down by a vet.

Enquiries by the police and RSPCA indicate that the attack was possibly committed by an animal of some description.

Anyone who witnessed this incident, or who has knowledge of it, should contact Pc Hayley Harwood at Watton Police Station on 0845 4564567 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.