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Witness appeal following sheep being attacked by a dog

Alert message sent 12/03/2019 09:10:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police are appealing for witnesses following sheep being attacked by a dog.
On Saturday the 2nd March at approximately 4.30pm a dog called ‘Willow’ was seen to chase sheep in a private fenced field, biting one sheep several times to the leg and neck causing significant injuries. The dog was off the lead and there was no urgency from the owner to stop it.

One sheep was found dead with two unborn lambs and another suffered injuries requiring veterinary attention.

The location was next to Days Lock, River Thames near Little Wittenham and Dorchester-on-Thames.
The dog is described as possibly a bulldog breed with brown fur. Witnesses heard the name ‘Willow’ being called. The owner was a man aged approx. 50-60 years old, about 5ft 6 – 5ft 8, proportionate build with grey/white hair which was collar length. He had facial hair the same colour as his hair and was wearing glasses with thick rims and round lenses. He was wearing a green jumper and grey trousers. 

If you know anyone that matches the above description please call 101 (or complete an online form on our Website and quote reference number 43190065722.

Alternatively if you have information but wish to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online by visiting  No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
Message sent by
Julia Williams (Police, Neighbourhood Policing Admin, South Oxon and Vale)

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