Police investigate incident of sheep worrying in Bedfordshire

Do you recognise the person pictured?

Friday, 18th June 2021, 9:13 am

Bedfordshire Police’s Rural Crime team is investigating a dog worrying sheep incident in Maulden.

Officers are asking for the public’s help in identifying the woman pictured as she may have information about the incident.

On May 20, at 2pm in Green End, Maulden, a woman was walking with a dog off the lead, when it started chasing after a flock of sheep grazing in the field. This resulted in extreme distress for the lambs and ewes. The dog is described as a small white terrier type dog.

Do you recognise this person pictured in Maulden as they may have information about the incident?
Do you recognise this person pictured in Maulden as they may have information about the incident?

PC Hayley Robinson, who is investigating, said: “It is hugely important to never walk your dog off the lead near any livestock. Even a small dog can cause serious injuries to a lamb or an ewe or in some cases even the stress itself can cause the death of an animal.

“Sheep worrying is illegal and can result in a fine, prosecution or even a dog destruction order. Additionally, the farmer has a right to take immediate action against the dog to protect their livestock."

Anyone who can help us identify the person pictured can contact police online or by calling 101 and quoting reference number 40/28006/21.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.