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Police Appeal for Information After Lambs Used as Target Practice

31 March 2016

UK - Police in Doncaster have issued a further appeal for information following a second shooting at a Doncaster farm, where six lambs were killed.

Officers were called this morning (Wednesday 30 March) to Cherry Tree Lodge Farm in Crow Tree Bank, which is near to the farm where a number of lambs were shot and killed last week.

Upon arrival, six lambs were discovered dead and a further six lambs have been left with gunshot wounds and will need to be put down. A further two ewes have been injured. It is believed that they were shot sometime overnight.

Inspector Mark Payling from the Local Policing Team said: “This is a sickening and thoughtless act of violence against animals, which has caused outrage amongst the farming community across the region and beyond.

“Both incidents have caused distress and outrage not only in our local communities, but across South Yorkshire.

“It is simply intolerable and I want to reassure the local community that we are determined to find those responsible.

“I understand that people will be concerned and we are exploring a number of lines of enquiry to confirm that these incidents are linked.

“We must keep an open mind in this early stage of the investigation and this is where any information that you hold, however small, could prove significant to finding out who did this.

“Please, if you saw anything suspicious in the area or have heard anyone discussing this matter locally, get in touch.”

Call 101 or email quoting incident number 209 of 30 March 2016. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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