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Livestock Worrying

Alert message sent 13/03/2018 16:07:00

Information sent on behalf of Devon and Cornwall Police

Over the last year Devon and Cornwall Police have worked with North Yorkshire, Sussex, North Wales and Hertfordshire Police to look at the true extent of livestock worrying in the countryside.


National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) Lead for Wildlife and Rural Crime, Chief Constable David Jones said:

“This project provides hard data showing livestock worrying is a very significant issue for farmers that impacts on their livelihoods. We need dog-owners to take responsibility for their animals – not just by putting their dogs on a lead when out walking, but by preventing them from escaping from home and causing damage to livestock.  We need livestock owners to report incidents so that we can gather intelligence and launch investigations”.


Please take a look at the attached document which has a flowchart of what action to take if a dog is worrying your livestock. The form also gives pointers of the information which Police require. It is not always possible but where possible make the most of mobile phone recorders or cameras you have on you, a picture or video of the event is very helpful evidence and will aid our investigation.


Kind Regards


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Anna Roberts (Police, PCSO, Tiverton)
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