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Dog campaign cuts number of sheep attacks in East Lancashire
3:15pm Friday 12th October 2012 in News
A CAMPAIGN to promote responsible dog walking has helped to reduce the number of sheep attacks in East Lancashire.
Leaflets and posters were handed out and officers carried out extra patrols to speak to dog walkers about their responsibilities.
The action came after a spate of attacks on sheep in the Worsthorne area.
PCSO for Cliviger and Worsthorne Dave Johnson said: "Since the campaign was launched, we have seen a significant reduction in the number of reported incidents.
"I urge people to continue to keep their dogs on a lead and under control. These attacks not only cause suffering to the animals but also to the farmer whose livelihood can be affected."
Last week, police in Lancashire launched a countywide campaign to crackdown on rural crime. Officers stop checked 688 vehicles, seizing six of them and made 16 arrests during Operation Firecrest.
Almost £16,000 of property was recovered, more than 55 rural crime suspects were visited and handed warning letters and officers also visited 22 scrap yards as part of the week long operation which ran from 1 to 7 October.
Police can be contacted about any dog attack fears on 101 or on the confidential Crimestoppers hotline 0800 555 111.
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