Lancashire

Four sheep found mutilated 'for meat' at Gressingham

Four sheep have been found mutilated in woodland at Gressingham near Lancaster.

Police said the animals had most likely been killed for their meat and are warning people of the dangers of eating meat from an unknown source.

The carcasses were found by a member of the public, dumped in an area near Rabbit Lane on Tuesday.

It is believed the sheep - three male Mules and one Texel ewe - died the night before. It is not known whether the animals had been stolen.

PC Antony Marsh said: "I would ask anyone that saw anything suspicious to contact the police.

"The sheep have likely been killed for their meat and the skinning appears to have been done by someone with experience and was probably not done at the scene."

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