POLICE are investigating after six sheep were mauled to death in the last two weeks near to the Wharmton Mast at Greenfield.
A dark brown stocky dog has been seen in the same field as the sheep and an eyewitness reported seeing a ewe tumbling down the Greenfield side of the hill with a large brown dog attached to it.
The sheep sustained horrendous injuries which ultimately led to their deaths but also those of the lambs they were carrying.
Land owners have stated they will use lethal force against dogs worrying their animals.
The dog or dogs carrying out these attacks will be returning to their owners, with possible signs they may have been involved in some form of activity associated to the outlined incidents.
If you see dogs worrying livestock please record as much detail as possible and alert the police on 101