Police probe into Calderdale sheep worrying incident

Police officers are investigating another sheep worrying incident in Calderdale.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 3:40 pm

West Yorkshire Police's Wildlife and Rural Crime reported on Sunday that there was a sheep worrying incident in Todmorden.

Anybody with information should contact police on 101 quoting crime reference number 13210202226.

The incident comes a few days after a dog was shot by a farmer in Hebden Bridge.

Police officers are investigating another sheep worrying incident
Police officers are investigating another sheep worrying incident

West Yorkshire Police have confirmed that a Hebden Bridge farmer has shot dead a dog that attacked his livestock.

Six lambs had already been killed by the dog before the farmer intervened to prevent further loss of life at a farm in the Hebden Bridge area on Wednesday.

Farmers are legally allowed to shoot dogs that are worrying their stock as long as they hold a valid firearms licence.

There have already been several incidents involving dogs attacking sheep in Yorkshire this spring.

Dogs should always be kept on leads around livestock and owners should be aware that they have a natural instinct to chase, even when usually obedient, and may not respond to calls to return.

Anyone with any information on the Hebden Bridge attack should contact West Yorkshire Police quoting reference number 13210196782.