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Sheep Worrying in Sherborne

Alert message sent 03/05/2019 09:10:00

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Sherborne Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team is receiving reports of dogs worrying sheep. In some cases this has occurred while the dog owner is close by.

Livestock worrying is a criminal offence under the Protection of Livestock Act 1953 and does not require an animal to be injured. Allowing a dog to be off a lead or otherwise not under close control in a field or enclosure of sheep is an offence.

The penalty for livestock worrying can be six months' imprisonment and/or a fine of up to £1,000.


Sherborne neighbourhood Policing Team is reminding all dog owners to ensure their dog is on a lead whenever it is near livestock.

PCSO 6269 Jones

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Mark Jones (Dorset Police, PCSO 6269, Sherborne Rural)

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