Published: 11:51, 11 December 2019
| Updated: 11:57, 11 December 2019
A horrified owner has found one of her pet lambs slaughtered and another stolen.
The woman, who did not want to be named, came across the dreadful sight of 10-month-old ewe Grace's skin left behind but the body missing.
Ginny, of the same age, was taken away completely.
They were among a total 19 pet sheep kept in two fields at Lydden Hill, Lydden.
The woman told Kent Online: "I turned up to the fields just to check on the animals and saw this.
"It was devastating. I think the way Grace was skinned was professionally done and that both were taken for food.
"But I am now afraid something is going to be done to my other sheep."
The owner, who is from the Folkestone area, discovered the harrowing scene on the morning of Thursday, December 5.
She added: "All these sheep are pets and are therapy for my mother's anxiety.
"I have had them since they were babies and they come over when you call them by name."
The owner says she is now looking for another place to keep her animals in case any of the others are attacked or stolen.
She had put out an appeal for information via Facebook on the day of the discovery.
It said: "To everyone in the Dover area that has livestock, keep an eye out as some sick f*** has slaughtered one of my ewe lambs and left the skin but taken the body and stolen another ewe lamb.
"What makes it worse is they were hand reared and trusted people.
"These are my pets, not food."
A police spokesman said: "At 10.57am on December 5 Kent Police received a report that a lamb had been stolen from a field in Lydden Hill.
"Another sheep is reported to have been killed and the offences are believed to have taken place between December 3 and 5.
"At present no suspects have been identified."
Anyone with information should call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quotingthe reference number 46/232121/19.
Alternatively people can contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or using the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org
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