Pictures of 116 sheep killed in Sussex are released

Police have released pictures of the flock of sheep killed in a suspected dog attack on a farm in Sussex.

Wednesday, 9th March 2016, 1:58 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 9:49 pm
The 116 sheep were found dead by the farmer on land in the West Dean Estate on Monday

One of the images shows the farmer pictured alongside all 116 sheep that he found dead on Monday at his farm on the West Dean Estate, near Chichester.

They were found crushed up against the gate and fell into the heap shown when it was opened by the farmer, police said.

It has been called the ‘UK’s worst sheep attack in living memory’ and police suspect the animals panicked after being herded by dogs, dying from shock or getting crushed.

Farmer Gordon Wyeth found his sheep dead

Many of the sheep were pregnant and they were said to be worth around £17,000.

Sergeant Tom Carter from Sussex Police said: “I have never seen or heard of sheep-worrying on this scale before and this was a terrible sight.”

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