Cumbria

Sheep found at Netherby farm 'mutilated', police say

A sheep has been found dead in Cumbria after being mutilated with a sharp weapon, police said.

Officers said the animal's head, face and ears had been cut in the attack using an "unknown sharp instrument".

Its remains were found on a farm in Netherby, near Longtown, and officers believe the attack happened sometime between Thursday and Friday.

A spokesman for Cumbria Police is appealing for anyone with information to get in touch.

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