Market Rasen

Police investigate deaths of 26 sheep in dyke next to A46

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Lincolnshire Police are investigating the deaths of 26 sheep in a field next to the A46 near Market Rasen.

The sheep were led from a field in between Starks Lane and Osgodby Top to a water filled dyke on the evening of January 5.

Police do not know how all the sheep were herded into the water.

PCSO Neal Evans said: “Did you see any suspicious vehicles or any stray dogs in the area or have your dogs been missing and returned in a dirty state?”

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police added: “There isn’t any evidence that this has been caused by dogs or that it is a criminal act, according to the reporting officer. It seems the sheep have ended up in a water filled ditch and have drowned or suffocated.”

Anyone with information should get in touch with the force on 101, quoting incident 168 of January 6.