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Sickening dog attack on sheep released to help track owner

A disturbing image of a dog attacking a sheep near Horsham has been released in a bid to find the owner of the animal.

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The attack happened in a field on Wednesday, January 16, at Old Holbrook, just north of the A264.

A farmer reported that a black Labrador was worrying livestock at Morris Farm around 4.30pm. The dog was being whistled from a distance and was being called by a name that sounded like ‘Chester’ and eventually ran off towards the caller.

Sadly, the sheep that it had attacked was so severely injured that it had to be put down.

Sergeant Tom Carter, rural and wildlife crime lead for Sussex Police, said:

“Time and time again we warn dog owners not to let their animals off the lead anywhere in the vicinity of livestock. Your docile family pet can turn vicious killer in the blink of an eye as the photo here sadly proves.

“By all means, enjoy the countryside with your dog, but please do not allow them off the lead anywhere near livestock and make sure that there aren’t sheep or other farm animals nearby, but just out of your view. Your dog will almost certainly know they’re there.”

Anyone with information about the incident or who knows the dog or its owner is asked to report online or call 101 quoting serial 878 of 16/01. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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‘End the Rail Rip-Off’ says Crawley Council Leader

The call comes just as prices have been announced to increase for another year.

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Cllr Peter Lamb who is also the Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Crawley has called for an end to the ‘Rail Rip-Off’ after it was announced that rail fares are to increase for another year.

Cllr Lamb says that the price of a season ticket between Three Bridges and central London has risen by over £1,100 since the Conservatives returned to Government while at the same time average real wages have fallen.

His call comes as more commuters question the quality of the services they are enduring with more and more taking to social media to complain of the lack of facilities and delays.

Cllr Peter Lamb, said:

“Like many residents, I depend upon the rail network to get to work. I know the frustration of being asked to pay out more and more every year for a service that just keeps getting worse. It’s time we had MPs who were willing to end the Rail Rip-Off and give the public back control over the nation’s railways.“

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