Pet sheep savaged in Hampshire garden

Pet sheep savaged in owner's garden

Pet sheep savaged in owner's garden

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter, New Forest

POLICE are appealing for information after a pet sheep was savaged in the back garden of her owner's home.

Five-year-old Peggy was attacked by at least one dog and suffered serious damage to her tail and leg as well as losing part of her fleece.

Police investigating the incident in Walkford Lane, New Milton , said the animal's injuries required 25 stitches.

A police spokesman said: “Peggy was grazing in the garden when she was attacked from behind.

“It is thought that a dog or dogs carried out the attack. If so, the dog's owner would have been aware of the incident because of the large amount of blood on the dogs.

“Police want to hear from anyone who witnessed the attack or who saw a blood-covered dog or dogs in the area on the day of the attack.”

The incident occurred on September 16. Ring PC Alex Willson on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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7:46am Sat 29 Sep 12

Lockssmart says...

Sheer madness
Sheer madness Lockssmart
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8:16am Sat 29 Sep 12

MGRA says...

just knock the door of the local staffy owning chavs, collect some swabs, DNA match, bingo, case closed.....
just knock the door of the local staffy owning chavs, collect some swabs, DNA match, bingo, case closed..... MGRA
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10:49am Sat 29 Sep 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

At least their lawnmower on legs is still alive and if it was a dog or dogs, what would the owner/s do if it had been a person they had savaged? But then of course, there's a possibility that it could have been a stray dog or pack of stray dogs or even a wild animal, possibly one that is known to have escaped from captivity.
At least their lawnmower on legs is still alive and if it was a dog or dogs, what would the owner/s do if it had been a person they had savaged? But then of course, there's a possibility that it could have been a stray dog or pack of stray dogs or even a wild animal, possibly one that is known to have escaped from captivity. Ginger_cyclist
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12:33pm Sat 29 Sep 12

burgerboy says...

Police said that the sheep was "attacked from behind".With those type of injuries could it have been a homesick boy'o from the valleys wearing gum boots and a silly grin, (;o).
Police said that the sheep was "attacked from behind".With those type of injuries could it have been a homesick boy'o from the valleys wearing gum boots and a silly grin, (;o). burgerboy
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8:34pm Sat 29 Sep 12

bazzeroz says...

Ohhh, poor lamb!
Ohhh, poor lamb! bazzeroz
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