A PREGNANT sheep was allegedly attacked by a dog running loose in Gwynedd last weekend.

This is believed to have happened on a field in the Lon Cilgwyn area of Talysarn, at about 3.45pm on Sunday (February 18).

A dog was seen running loose in the field before subsequently injuring the sheep.


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PC Michelle Allsup, of North Wales Police’s Rural Crime Team, said: “The sheep involved in this attack was in lamb, which is very concerning for its owner.

“Sheep worrying is a criminal offence. Allowing dogs to be out of control around livestock is an offence, even if no injury occurs.

“Lambing season is now upon us and farmers are working at all hours to protect their livestock from predators and to ensure their lambs are born fit and healthy.

“Not only does sheep worrying inflict suffering and distress on the animals, but the impact of these attacks also has a devastating effect for the farming community, both financially and mentally.

“Please ensure your dog is always kept on a short lead around livestock.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact North Wales Police via its website, or by calling 101, quoting reference Q023974.