Two dogs attack sheep in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 10:35 06 September 2016 | UPDATED: 10:35 06 September 2016

Sheep in Panshanger Park.

Sheep in Panshanger Park.

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Police are investigating after two dogs attacked a sheep in Welwyn Garden City.

Police are investigating following reports that two dogs had attacked a sheep in Panshanger Park at around 12.30pm yesterday.

A police spokeswoman said: “We have spoken with the person who reported the incident and the dog owner was identified. “Officers visited the woman yesterday and she will be speaking with officers further today to assist with their inquiries.”

Officers are currently at the park checking on the welfare of the sheep.

Chief Inspector for East Herts, Gerry McDonald, said: “We are grateful to the man who contacted us with information and are taking these allegations very seriously.

“We are aware of significant interest in the incident on social media and in order that a thorough and fair investigation is able to take place, we ask you to please act responsibly on social media and do not post anything that could impede our enquiries.

“Thank you for your support.”

A Panshanger Park spokesperson said: “The sheep seemed to be okay despite the attack but we will be keeping an eye on it to make sure.

“This field is currently locked with signs up to avoid this happening but there are gaps which smaller dogs can get through if they want to.

“This just shows how quickly things can get out of hand and how important it is to make sure dogs are kept under control even outside the fields and have good recall.”


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