Police appeal after sheep is mauled to death

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Police are appealing for the public’s help after a sheep was mauled to death in Briercliffe.

The animal was found by a farmer on land off Halifax Road around 9-20am on Friday, April 5th.

Neighbourhood policing teams in Cliviger and Briercliffe are now warning people that sheep worrying is an offence and they can be prosecuted for it.

PCSO Rachel Lonsdale, from the Briercliffe neighbourhood policing team, said: “I would advise dog owners to be careful and not to worry the sheep. Farmers and stock owners have the right to shoot any dog that is worrying their livestock.”

Posters have been produced and circulated throughout the area. Anyone with information about this incident or any others is asked to call the Briercliffe neighbourhood policing team on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.