Sheep Worrying - 174/20

Date Responded 05 February 2020

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

From January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, how many incidents were reported/recorded involving the following:

Dogs chasing/worrying sheep

Dogs attacking/injuring sheep

Dogs killing sheep

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Corporate Development Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

The keywords used in this search were as follows: Livestock, Tup, Ram, Chasing, Attacking, Worrying, Sheep, Lamb and Field.  Only cases which explicitly states that the attack has been witnessed have been counted.  The results of those searches are as follows:

Dog suspected  - 7

Dog actively confirmed - 1


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