Dog attack on lambs and pregnant ewes in Crosby

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TWO lambs were savaged to death and other sheep injured in a dog attack at a farm in Crosby on Wednesday.

As well as the two fatalities, four more lambs and three ewes – two of them pregnant – all received serious wounds to their faces.

The animals are being treated by a vet but are not yet out of danger and fears have also been raised for the unborn lambs.

Police are now searching for the culprits and have reminded dog owners to keep control of their pets or risk them being legally shot by the farmer if they attack livestock.

One suspect is described as white with a flabby belly and similar in shape to a Staffordshire bull terrier. The other has fairly long dark brown hair and is greyhound-like in appearance.

The attack happened at about 5.30pm at Ballavitchell Farm and afterwards the dogs made their escape downhill towards the Peel road to the nearby Highlander Inn and former Wagon and Horses pub.

Anyone with information should call Peel police on 842208 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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