Dog walker finds aftermath of stolen sheep slaughter in Shropshire field

Sheep were stolen from a field and butchered for their meat near Shrewsbury.

Metal wires were left hanging from trees near the scene
Metal wires were left hanging from trees near the scene
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A dog walker discovered the distressing scene while in the woods near Atcham on Monday.

It appears the animals were part of a flock of 200 sheep which was grazing in a nearby field.

Another shot of the wires left in the trees

It is believed they were stolen overnight on Sunday.

The sheep appeared to have been butchered at the scene with the unwanted and inedible parts of the sheep, including the heads and skins, left behind.

A number of wire nooses were also found hanging in the trees.

The crime has been reported to officers from West Mercia Police.

Parts of the sheep were left behind
The crime has been reported to the police
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