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Police warning after dog attacks sheep near Tenterden

Police are appealing to dog owners to act responsibly with their pets after sheep were attacked.

Officers are investigating after at least one lamb was badly injured in an incident near Tenterden.

A lamb was badly injured in a dog attack. Stock image
A lamb was badly injured in a dog attack. Stock image

A witness described seeing three men with two dogs – a whippet or lurcher and a terrier – in the Wittersham area on Sunday, May 30.

The trio were seen running from a field next to the River Rother, along The Street in Ham Green.

It is also reported that they threw objects at a member of the public, who was not injured.

The men are described as all being white and about 20 years old, and wearing jeans.

One was wearing a dark coloured hooded top with a tick on the back, the second was wearing a baseball cap and hooded top, while the third was wearing a hooded top.

"Please follow signs, as they are there to protect you and your dog"

Officers are appealing for more witnesses following the incident of sheep worrying.

Any owner of a dog that worries livestock could be committing an offence, and the animal could be in danger from anyone protecting the flock, who is legally able to kill or injure a dog that they believe is 'worrying' their flock.

PC Dan Perry said: "We are urging all dog owners walking in the countryside to keep their dogs on leads around any livestock.

"Please follow signs and stick to footpaths, as they are there to protect you and your dog, and to make your walk safe for all.

"People should report any attacks by dogs on livestock to police, either via our website, or by calling 101, or 999 if a crime is in progress."

Anyone with information regarding this incident should call police on 01843 222289 quoting 30-1038.

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