Dog owner wanted by police after Staffie kills 6 lambs and sheep on farm near Preston

An investigation is underway after a Staffie-type dog killed lambs and sheep on a farmer's field near Preston.

Friday, 30th April 2021, 2:52 pm
Updated Friday, 30th April 2021, 3:09 pm
Police were called to a farm near Brindle Lodge in Hoghton after a dog got loose on fields and killed 6 lambs and sheep on Monday (April 26). Pic: Submitted

Police were called to the farm near Brindle Lodge in Hoghton after the dog got loose on fields on Monday (April 26).

A total of six sheep and lambs were mauled to death and police are now warning dog walkers to keep their pets on a lead near livestock.

Signs fixed to the railings and gate, where a public footpath runs through the field, allege that a tan/brown coloured Staffie-type dog was responsible for the attacks.

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It says the dog is named Alfie and urges people to contact Lancashire Police with any information that might help identify the dog's owner.

It reads: "Monday April 26. There was an incident today involving a Staffie-type dog named Alfie tan/brown colour.

"This dog has killed and seriously injured 6 sheep and lambs.

"If anybody has any information, please contact Lancashire Police."

Another sign next to it warns dog owners of the risks of not keeping pets on a lead.

It says: "Warning! Your dog can kill livestock. Always keep it on a lead but let go of the lead if chased by cattle."

Lancashire Police confirmed that the incident has been reported to them and an investigation is underway.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0738 of April 26.

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