Five lambs and ewe killed in dog attack in Northumberland

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Police are appealing for witnesses after two dogs attacked and killed livestock in Northumberland.

The incident happened between midnight and 8am on Saturday in fields in Angerton and Hartburn, to the west of Morpeth. A ewe and five lambs were killed and more than 20 sheep and lambs were injured.

One of the dogs is described as a brown Labrador-type dog and the second a smaller wirey-haired dog similar to a terrier. The dogs were seen at around 9am on the same day near to Angerton Station.

Officers are carrying out inquiries to trace the owner or owners of the dogs and are keen for them to get in contact. The owners, or anyone with information about the incident or who the owners are, should contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 317 180415, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Dog owners are being reminded to make sure their dogs are kept under control at all times, in particular when near farmland and other animals.

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