A POLICE wildlife team had to deal with a sheep attack, a bird nest being destroyed and a dog theft in just 48 hours.

West Yorkshire Police's Wildlife & Rural Crime Team received various reports of offences and issues between Tuesday and Thursday last week.

This included a sheep attack in the Sowerby Bridge area and the destruction of a bird nest in Addingham. 

Officers also issued an appeal after a Staffordshire Terrier was stolen from the Richmond Hill area of Leeds.

If you have any information that could help, or spot the dog, you should ring police on 101, or using the contact options on the West Yorkshire Police website.

You should quote crime reference number: 132103339015.

The other reported issues included:

  • 19 dog-related incidents
  • 6 loose horses
  • 3 loose farm animals