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More carnage at Doncaster farm as further six lambs shot dead

A farmer who lost eight lambs in a suspected lamping attack last week has fallen victim again, with a further six lambs shot this morning.


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Eight lambs were shot dead at Michael Brooke's farm last week
Eight lambs were shot dead at Michael Brooke's farm last week

Six more lambs have been shot dead in Hatfield, just a week after the farmer lost eight lambs in a suspected lamping attack.

 

Farmer Michael Brookes said the latest attack happened at about 3am this morning, finding six February-born lambs dead, six left with gunshot wounds and two ewes injured.

 

He described the situation as ’the worst thing that could ever happen’.

 

Sickening

 

Officers were called this morning (Wednesday March 30) to Cherry Tree Lodge Farm in Crow Tree Bank, which is near to the farm where the brutal shooting took place last week.

 

Police in Doncaster are appealing for information after what Inspector Mark Payling described as a ’sickening and thoughtless act of violence’.

 

He said: "This is a sickening and thoughtless act of violence against animals, which has caused outrage amongst the farming community across the region and beyond.

 

Distress

 

“Both incidents have caused distress and outrage not only in our local communities, but across South Yorkshire.


“It is simply intolerable and I want to reassure the local community that we are determined to find those responsible."

Mr Brookes believes the attacks are the work of ’lampers’.

 

Open mind

 

Inspector Payling continued: "We must keep an open mind in this early stage of the investigation and this is where any information that you hold, however small, could prove significant to finding out who did this.

“Please, if you saw anything suspicious in the area or have heard anyone discussing this matter locally, get in touch.”

Photos: NFU

 

 


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