Bath police patrol fields after dog attacks on sheep

Farmer Keith Harrison shows bite marks on the neck of one of his ewes Farmer Keith Harrison said one of his ewes was bitten in a dog attack

Related Stories

Police are patrolling around Bath after three reports of sheep in the area being attacked by dogs.

Ewes have been injured with bite marks left on their necks and legs and police want to remind dog walkers of their duty as the lambing season begins.

Sergeant Chris Clarke said farmers were within their rights to take action if their livestock is under threat.

A farmer from North Stoke near Bath is concerned that dog attacks could lead to some of his sheep miscarrying.

Warning signs asking people to keep their dogs on leads Police want to remind dog walkers of their duty as lambing season begins

Keith Harrison has put up warning signs asking people to keep their dogs on leads near his flocks.

He said: "The legislation said we are allowed to shoot dogs which is the last thing I would want to do.

"If I can catch the dog I will, so I can get to the owner and make them realise what their dog has been doing, because a lot of them are unaware of it."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Bristol

Weather

Bristol

Min. Night 17 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Dr Mahinder Watsa Dr Sex

    The wisecracking 90-year-old whose advice column is a cult hit


  • Payton McKinnonKilling heat

    Why so many American children die in hot cars


  • Vice-President Joe Biden.Joe v Hillary

    What needs to happen for Biden to be the next president


  • USA fanSoccer punch

    Has the US finally fallen in love with the beautiful game? BBC Sport


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • Kyoto.Falling for Kyoto

    Acclaimed writer Pico Iyer describes an enchanting first stroll through the city

Programmes

  • (File photo) Usain BoltClick Watch

    Challenging the world's fastest man to a virtual race over 40m – can you keep up?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.