POLICE have received more reports of sheep worrying on Dartmoor.

The latest incidents have happened at a farm near Tottiford reservoir where at least three sheep have died in the last few weeks.

Twice the landowner has discovered the bodies of several sheep which appear to have been attacked by dogs.

PCSO Paul Wilson, of Chudleigh police, said: ‘The farmer has found the bodies when he has gone to check on the sheep.

‘The wounds would indicate that they have been attacked by dogs.

‘We do ask people to make sure they keep their dogs on leads. ‘There is a lot of lambing going on now and sheep do not have to be physically attacked to be affected.

‘Even if they are chased by dogs, they can suffer heart attacks.

‘This is a real problem at the moment.’

The latest report follows the deaths of two ewes and five lambs on the Ugbrooke estate near Newton Abbot.

A further 32 sheep were injured, some seriously, by a dog in the incident.