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Ewe aborts lamb after flock attacked with bricks and rocks by teen gang

Phillip de Jager has offered to show teenagers the consequences of their actions at lambing time.


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Ewe aborts lamb after flock attacked with bricks and rocks

Phillip de Jager’s flock in Leicestershire was attacked with bricks and rocks last week, following earlier attacks on the farm in May and June last year.

 

When visiting the lambing shed last week, Mr de Jager discovered bricks and rocks and found several of his flock were lame. One ewe has aborted and, with lambing time due at the end of January, he was concerned he would lose more.


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And on Friday, Mr de Jager caught a group of teenagers on the farm.

 

“I went around to feed the sheep and spotted one. And then six or seven dashed off. I raced around and managed to take some photos,” he said.

 

He posted a photograph of a young girl on social media in the hope someone would recognise them and hoped information provided would help the police with their investigation.

 

It followed attacks at the farm last year alongside damage to silage bales but Mr de Jager said he had been lambing in the area for years with no issues before that.

And he has offered to show the teenagers the consequences of their actions.

 

“I have suggested if the parents want to bring their daughter round in the early hours when I am lambing, I can show her, this is what you have done.”

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