Police hunt farm thugs after sheep butchered

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POLICE are investigating a ‘mindless’ attack which left two sheep dead at the weekend.

Officers attended a farm near Glen Noble, Cleland, after reports three people and two dogs were seen in the area on Saturday afternoon.

It is believed one of the trio was hitting a sheep with a stick.

Officers arrived on the scene to find one sheep hung from a fence and another seriously injured. Both later died.

A third sheep which was attacked is currently being treated and looked after by the farmer in the hope it will recover from the ordeal.

For the full story, see the March 3 edition of the Motherwell Times