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Lincolnshire Police issue CCTV image of woman seen near the vile Surfleet Marsh attack




Police investigating the vile attack on a flock of sheep have released a CCTV image of a girl they would like to speak to.

Farmer Tom French was horrified to discover that two of his ewes had been run over while a third had been set alight while still alive during a sick attack on his flock at Surfleet Marsh on Friday, July 17.

He had found a witness who had seen two 4x4s and a young girl walking in the area at around 10pm along with tracking down a CCTV image.

Farmer Tom French is hoping this girl will get in contact with police to support the investigation to find the people who injured his sheep in a vile attack (39302292)
Farmer Tom French is hoping this girl will get in contact with police to support the investigation to find the people who injured his sheep in a vile attack (39302292)

PC Martin Green said: “Our investigations are ongoing into this horrific incident of animal cruelty.

“As part of our investigations we have obtained a CCTV image of a young woman seen walking on Surfleet Bank at about 10.10pm on 17th July. This was in the area where the sheep were killed, at that time there were two or three vehicles as well as people in the field.

“The woman in the image is described as about 20-years-old, slim, brown bobbed hair, wearing light stone washed coloured ripped jeans and a sleeved bomber type padded jacket.

Tom French with his surviving sheep following a horrific attack at Surfleet Marsh (38825690)
Tom French with his surviving sheep following a horrific attack at Surfleet Marsh (38825690)

"We believe this woman may have been in the field when this incident happened and may have seen it taking place. The woman then left the field on foot heading towards the village of Surfleet Seas End. She then walked along the road near the Ship Inn pub, along Surfleet Bank and Reservoir Road before returning to the field a short time later.

"We would like to speak with this woman and would ask her to make contact with us."

Three sheep died as a result of a collision involving a 4x4. One was set on fire while it was still alive.

Eight sheep are still missing. These may have been pushed into the River Welland.

A further 30 sheep have been receiving veterinary treatment as a result of this incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on:

  • By clicking on the email link force.control@lincs.pnn.police.uk- please remember to put the reference 168 of July 18 in the subject box.
  • Via our non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 168 of July 18.

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