SEVERAL sheep and lambs were deliberately killed at a farm in north Dorset after a vehicle entered a field last Sunday. 

It is believed a vehicle deliberately trespassed into a field in the area of Tollard Royal and killed 14 sheep and lambs. 

Some of the injuries are described as “horrific” and had to be shot dead. 

Police describe the incident as an “appalling attack” against a “hard-working farming community and against livestock” and are appealing to the public for help in finding a culprit. 


The incident happened between 7pm and 6.15am on Sunday, July 17. 

PC Sebastian Haggett, from the Dorset Police Rural Crime Team, said: “We are carrying out a full investigation into this matter and I would appeal to anyone with information that may assist our enquiries, including anyone with dash cam footage, to come forward.

“It is likely that this vehicle would have obtained damage through this incident. 

"This is an appalling attack against a hard-working farming community and against livestock. We will step up our patrols in the area. 

"If you see a vehicle in a field and you suspect the vehicle may be committing offences such as illegal off roading, poaching or damage to crop I would urge you to ring 999.  

“This week is anti-social behaviour awareness week and it so important that we continue to drive down rural crime and anti social behaviour in our rural communities." 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101 quoting reference 55220115601.  

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