Posted: Wed 15th Jul 2020

Sheep found with ears cut off and tongue removed in Coedpoeth area – police appeal to locate teenagers thought responsible for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

Police are appealing for information after a spate of grim attacks on animals in the Coedpoeth area.

The North Wales Police Rural Crime Team have said boys aged 12-15 years old were seen ‘tying the sheep down’, with one of the group described as having red hair.

Police say the “ears removed from the lamb were left still with the tags”.

Another incident reported involved boys “chasing a sheep with a rope and again tying it down before the public intervened”.

A third incident was reported, involving “the finding of 2 dead lambs with one having had its ears cut off and tongue removed.”

Police have branded it “disgraceful cruelty” and ask the public “Do you know who they are?”.

Rob Taylor, team manager at North Wales Police, said “We have had 3 separate incidents involving cruelty to sheep all in the Coedpoeth area with 2 of the incidents being witnessed. This is disgraceful behaviour and these boys need catching. Anyone who has any info to call 101. We need the publics help”

Below is an image circulated by police on social media relating to the incidents:

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