A police investigation has been launched after a farmer found a decapitated lamb’s head on a country lane.
The grim discovery was made by a local farmer on a lane near in Gwynedd, Wales, on Monday, at about 10.30am.
It is thought the head was left by someone who slaughtered the animal in a nearby field.
Officers also believe the head had not been there long before it was discovered.
It was tagged and appears to have belonged to a farmer from the Dolgellau area.
Sadly today we have found the decapitated head of a lamb in the middle of the road near Chwilog, Pwllheli.— RuralCrimeTeam™ (@NWPRuralCrime)
Very fresh and it looks like someone has slaughtered the animal in the field nearby.
Any info please contact 101 pic.twitter.com/3FDAvmYdoz
A police spokesman said: “We have found the decapitated head of a lamb in the middle of the road near Chwilog, Pwllheli.
“Very fresh and it looks like someone has slaughtered the animal in the field nearby.”
Anybody with information is asked to contact the police on 101.
This incident follows news that more than 300 lambs were stolen from a farm over the festive period in Suffolk.
A flock of 338 lambs were reported stolen from the site in Aldeburgh Road.
It is thought the theft happened sometime between Thursday, December 21 and Tuesday, January 9.