Hampshire rams found bludgeoned to death in Boldre
Two stolen rams have been found bludgeoned to death in a violent attack in Hampshire.
One was hit in the head with a sharp weapon and the other had been partially gutted.
The servicing rams, valued at about £300 each, were found in Rodlease Lane, Boldre, on Thursday and were taken from a farm in Thatcher's Lane, Ripley.
Hampshire police are appealing for information.
Pc Helen Haines said the owner of the rams, a farmer, "cannot understand why anyone would kill the animals with such violence and discard them so unnecessarily".