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Investigation underway after 100 lambs dumped

Investigation underway after 100 lambs dumped

Police have launched an appeal for information following the discovery of over 100 dead lambs that were dumped on a farm in Radlett.

It is believed 101 lambs, which were in bags, were dumped in a field on Hill Farm between 3 pm on Thursday, April 7th, and 3.45 pm on Friday, April 8th, 2022.

PC Mike Morris from the Bushey and Radlett Safer Neighbourhood Team said the incident understandably caused “some concern” in the rural community.

He said investigating officers are “keen” to find out where the lambs came from and who is responsible for this.

In a statement, he said: “We believe that the suspect(s) would most likely have used a road named ‘Kemprow’ to access the farm.”

“If you believe you may have witnessed any suspicious activity in this area, I urge you to make contact as soon as possible.”

PC Richard Donbavand from Hertfordshire Constabulary’s specialist Rural Operational Support Team (ROST) said that police are treating this as flytipping until officers find out more about how and why the lambs came to be there.

“We believe a truck ranging from a flat-bed to a box van in size may have been used to carry the lambs. Therefore, we would reiterate the appeal for anyone who may have seen a vehicle like this in the area during the times stated, to contact police.”

“We have been liaising with the National Farmers’ Union following this incident and are aware that this may be cause for concern for local farmers.”

“If that is the case, they can contact the ROST team. Taking steps to ensure your land is secured, such as locking all gates, will help to prevent access to your land but there’s other advice we can give,” he added.

Man (28) charged after sheep worrying incident

A 28-year-old has been charged after his dog was seen worrying sheep in a field.

At approximately 4.30 pm on Thursday, March 10th, 2022, a dog is reported to have been seen chasing a sheep on agricultural land in Kenardington, Ashford.

At one stage, a witness reported seeing the dog dragging the “distressed” ewe across the field by it and its owner left the area.

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