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Police appeal after lamb killed in West Cumbria sheep worrying

[P]olice are appealing for information following an incident of sheep worrying in West Cumbria.

Officers received a report that livestock had been worried in Stainburn, on both Sunday (April 22nd) and early evening on Tuesday (April 24th).

A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “At least one lamb died as a result of the attack.

“It is an offence to allow a dog to worry livestock and in some circumstances landowners have a defence in law to shoot dogs that are endangering their livestock.

“Police have the power to seize a dog to prevent worrying, and an owner can be fined up to £1,000 for the offence.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log number 48 of April 25th, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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