Two dogs that between them killed 28 sheep in rural Herefordshire have now been located and their owner has agreed to have them put to sleep.

Sergeant Mark Jones said: “We have been aware that there has been considerable upset among the farming community in the Dinedor area as a result of this, both from an emotional and financial point of view.

“We have taken steps wherever possible to keep the victims informed of what we have been doing and have carried out exhaustive enquiries which have ultimately proved successful.

“We have now located the dogs and in light of what has happened, the owners have agreed to have them both put to sleep.

“I’d like to thank everyone affected for their patience and co-operation following an unfortunate set of events but hopefully everyone’s mind can now be set at rest going into the weekend.”