Police appeal after cruel attack on sheep

Some of the sheep which were attacked last night.
Some of the sheep which were attacked last night.

Police are appealing for information in relation to what is described as a brutal and cruel attack on a flock of sheep in the Temple Hill Road area of Newry.

The incident is believed to have occurred sometime between 8pm last night (4th July) and 8am this morning.

A police spokesperson said three sheep have been violently killed with a further three having to be put down by a vet. Four more sheep have what appears to be large stab wound injuries. Some of these sheep have also had their ears cut off as a result of this barbaric attack.

If anyone has any information about this horrendous crime then please contact police on 101 quoting crime reference number 188 of 05/07/17.