Lamb savaged to death by dog in Robertsbridge field

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A lamb was savagely mauled to death by a dog in a field.

A farmer, who keeps sheep in the field off Silver Hill, near Robertsbridge and Hurst Green, made the gruesome discovery on May 19.

Police today (Wednesday, June 1) launched an appeal for information.

Sergeant Tom Carter, who dealt with the horrifying incident in West Dean, near Chichester, earlier this year when 116 sheep were killed in a dog attack, said: “We invariably see a rise in sheep-worrying incidents as summer approaches as more dog owners head for the countryside to exercise their pets.

“We urge people to keep their dogs on a lead while they are walking in rural areas and around livestock.

“So often in these incidents the owners are horrified by what their dogs have done, but they have to accept that even the most docile of pets can quickly turn into a killer given the opportunity.

“A farmer can legally shoot a dog that is chasing livestock and seek compensation from the person responsible for the animal, so please don’t take the risk.”

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Sussex Police online, via email, by calling 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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