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Dog walker makes gruesome discovery

An appeal for information has been issued after butchered and dismembered sheep and remains were dumped beside a remote lane near Leverton pumping station.

A resident out walking a dog made the gruesome discovery and it was reported to Boston Borough Council. The council is now making arrangements for the remains to be removed and disposed of.

They include dead, whole sheep, internal remains, fleeces and a sheep's head.

Lincolnshire Police have made enquiries with a local farmer who has inspected the sheep and says in his opinion they are not local livestock as they are hill sheep. Lincolnshire Police are not currently investigating any sheep theft or poaching offences.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by phoning 101.

The sheep have now been removed by contractors on behalf of Witham Fourth Drainage Board.

Portfolio holder for environmental health, Cllr Michael Brookes said: "This is a despicable anti-social crime committed without any thought for anyone who might come across this horrific scene. One can only surmise that it was done to avoid legitimate disposal routes and costs which now fall on the public purse."

This PDF below will take you to some pictures and a short video of the dead sheep. Please do not use this link if you think you may find the scenes upsetting.

Pictures and video by Boston Borough Council.

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