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Police investigate after nearly 100 sheep shot dead in Scotland

Investigations are underway after a series of attacks which are said to have been ongoing for several months.

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Police could not confirm whether the animals had been killed by shooting
Police could not confirm whether the animals had been killed by shooting

Police are investigating after a series of crimes resulting in sheep being killed in Shetland.

 

Reports claim 97 sheep were killed on a farm near Voxter, Shetland – mainly lambs but also ewes and hogs.

 

A spokesman from Police Scotland said this is an ’ongoing issue’.

 

Ongoing issue

 

A spokesman said: "Police Scotland confirm that enquiries are ongoing into a report received relating to a number of sheep found dead on land in the Voxter area of Shetland.

 

"It would appear this has been an ongoing issue for several months, if not years.

 

"Initial examination of the dead animals reveals that they have received injuries which could be consistent with a bullet wound. This cannot be confirmed.

 

“Although this is a serious and concerning matter it must be stressed that there is no reason to believe there is any danger to the public."

 


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Do you know anything about this crime?

  • Anyone with any information regarding the attacks is urged to contact the police at Lerwick Police Station.
  • Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

 

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