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Thames Valley Police have confirmed that ‘enquiries remain ongoing’ after two sheep were attacked just outside Aylesbury at the start of March.

Between Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7, the animals were approached by either a person or persons with ‘cutting implements’, in Quarrendon Leas, a medieval village in the centre of the county, according to the Buckinghamshire Conservation Trust’s Twitter page.

The attack of one sheep resulted in the death of three unborn lambs, ‘which were left to die attached to their mother’.

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Another sheep was also attacked but had escaped from the culprit or culprits, before the animal was found in the River Thame ‘absolutely exhausted after getting through or over three fences.’

Following the horrific discovery, the police were informed.

In a brief statement, TVP said: “Police were called at around 2pm on Sunday (7/3) to a report of a sheep killed in a field in Quarrendon, near Aylesbury.

“Enquiries remain ongoing.”

The gruesome nature of the attack is one of many reported crimes that have happened in the rural parts of the Aylesbury Vale since the start of 2021, although most offences have mainly involved thefts.

Following the attack, the Buckinghamshire Conservation Trust explained the news through a thread on their Twitter page on March 9.

Three unborn lambs died during the attack (stock photo)

Three unborn lambs died during the attack (stock photo)

An excerpt read: “The photographs are too horrendous to post and is devastating for the farmer to deal with.

“Another sheep had also been attacked but it is thought had escaped but not before the identification tags in its ear were ripped out.

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“A member of the public contacted the Trust as this sheep was found stuck in the River Thame absolutely exhausted after getting through or over three fences, you can only imagine the sheer terror this sheep went through.

“It remains to be seen whether this sheep will survive and obviously the three unborn lambs.”

If you have any information, please contact TVP with the crime reference number of INC 202103070975.