Witness appeal after sheep are savaged

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after four sheep were brutally killed at a farm in Capheaton.

The attack is believed to have been carried out by a dog overnight on Tuesday, April 5 into Wednesday, April 6.

A similar incident took place at Crescent Farm in Throckley, near Ponteland, during the same time period. A sheep and a lamb were found dead after sustaining serious injuries and a second lamb is missing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 03456 043043.