Lincolnshire Police are investigating after three goats were stolen from a field in Lincoln.
The alleged theft happened some time on Sunday evening, June 21, from a field on Canwick Road.
Two of the goats have been found, but only the head of the third animal has been discovered on the property.
Lincolnshire Police officers have launched an investigation into the incident and have appealed for any witnesses who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area around the time or seen anyone with the animals.
A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police said: “This is a particularly cruel act that has understandably left the owners very distressed because these animals are actually family pets. The motive for this offence is as yet unknown and is one of our lines of enquiry.
“Part of that is information from the public – did you see or hear anything unusual in the Washingborough Road area on Sunday evening? Did you see any individuals with the animals in the area?”
Anyone with information should contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident 65 of 25/06/2015. Alternatively you contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.