Lincolnshire Police have issued an appeal for information following reports that a fox was chased by a pack of dogs and killed in a village north of Lincoln.
As first reported on The Lincolnite, villagers in Glentworth near Caenby Corner said they had “watched on horrified” as a hunting group pursued a fox before the animal was allegedly killed by their dogs.
One eyewitness told The Lincolnite the fox carcass had been thrown into a van and that a local resident had been told the killing was an ‘accident’.
The incident is reported to have happened on February 7 at around 3.15pm.
A Lincolnshire Police spokesperson said: “It is believed that at around 3.15pm a fox was chased and killed by dogs.
“A man who has not yet been identified but is believed to have been part of the hunt told the witness that the fox had not been killed.
“Local officers attended but no arrests or seizures were made.
“We are urgently appealing for more information from residents to identify those responsible.
“Our wildlife crime officers are now making enquiries. Anyone with information that would help our enquiries should call 101, quoting incident number 232 of Wednesday, February 7.
“To report anonymously, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
Another villager posted on social media a deer had also been killed by dogs in Kexby village.