Sheep found at Pilling had not been shot

Lancashire Police received a call on Bank Holiday Monday from a member of the public about a dead sheep on a footpath on the marsh at Pilling which appeared to have been shot.

Wednesday, 28th August 2019, 2:51 pm
Updated Wednesday, 28th August 2019, 3:51 pm
Police said a sheep found on a footpath at Pilling had not been shot but attacked by a dog.

On examination the puncture marks on the sheep’s face, head and neck were actually dog bite marks.

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The sheep had been attacked between noon and 2pm.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident please contact police on 101 quoting Log Reference number LC-20190826-0888.

This is a reminder for dog owners that keeping a dog on a lead where sheep graze prevent these incidents happening.