Upsetting images- Police probe after sheep's heads found dumped in Derbyshire

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Monday, 17th December 2018, 12:42 pm
Updated Monday, 17th December 2018, 1:43 pm

Police have launched an investigation after two sheep’s heads were found dumped in Derbyshire.

The heads, discovered by a dog walker on the Stockley Trail between Palterton and Bolsover, appeared to have been cut off by a person ‘who knows what they are doing’, said the force’s wildlife team.

It’s thought the animals were killed for their meat.

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A spokesman said: “The carcasses may be unsafe for human consumption as a result.

“We’d advise people against buying cheap meat when you don’t know where it has come from – for example, in the pub.”

PIC: Derbyshire Constabulary Wildlife Officer
PIC: Derbyshire Constabulary Wildlife Officer