Nine sheep have been killed in Flintshire following an incident believed to involve a loose dog, police have said.

The North Wales Police Rural Crime Team has launched an appeal following the incident, which took place some time overnight on Monday, November 27.

A spokesman explained six sheep are reported to have drowned in a pond on a farm where they were grazing on Sealand Road, near to Dandy’s Topsoil, after being chased.

A further three were killed as a result of injuries consistent with a dog attack, while a tenth is seriously injured. 

PC Amy Bennet of the Rural Crime Team said: “A dog’s owner is the only person who can prevent a livestock worrying incident or an attack from happening.


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"Responsible dog ownership is key to putting an end to these awful incidents, which are far too common. 

“This is an appeal to all dog owners to ensure they are always kept on a lead and under control around in the countryside - or if left at home alone, that the house or garden are secure.

“The emotional and financial impact these incidents can have on a farmer cannot be underestimated and are wholly unacceptable.

“If your dog has escaped in a rural area, you should contact the police as early as possible so local farmers and landowners can be alerted.”

Anyone with information that could assist police with their enquiries can get in touch on 101 using reference number 23001199314.