Appeal made following three sheep deaths in New Forest
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We are investigating following reports of three sheep deaths in the New Forest.
The first incident took place sometime between 5pm on Thursday 16 January and 8am on Friday 17 January. A dead sheep was found in the Wittensford Lane area of Cadnam, with a puncture wound to its shoulder.
The second incident took place sometime between 9.30pm on Thursday 16 January and 8am on Friday 17 January. The body of a sheep was found off Penn Common Road, Bramshaw, with puncture wounds to its neck.
The third incident was reported on the morning of Monday 20 January. The body of a sheep was found in the Wittensford Lane area of Cadnam. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the details of this incident.
As part of their enquiries, officers will look to see if there are any links between these sheep deaths, and with any other similar incidents in the New Forest.
Targeted patrols of areas in the New Forest will continue.
Officers from Hampshire Constabulary’s Country Watch team are also liaising with partners, including verderers and affected livestock owners.
Anyone with information on these incidents, or any other incidents, should call police on 101, quoting the reference number 44200013948.