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Graphic content: Sheep killed in brutal dog attack

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Police have appealed to members of the public to keep their dogs under control at all times.

Cheshire Police Rural Crime Team raised the issue, following a livestock worrying incident in Wigland.

The force took to social media to provide further details about the incident.

“This is the shocking result of a dog attack in Wigland near Malpas. [This was] followed by a second ewe that later died due to the stress/panic/shock caused by the dog.”

“Dogs, merely off a lead in a field containing livestock, let alone chasing or attacking cause whoever is in charge of the dog at the time to commit a criminal offence under the Protection of Livestock Act 1953.”

“Remember: Farmers are fully justified in law to kill or injure dogs to protect their livestock under the Animals Act 1971, which normally means shooting.”

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“So please be mindful by ensuring your canines are under full control when out in the countryside or anywhere near fields/livestock to prevent further livestock & dog fatalities.”

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