Police are appealing for witnesses after a number of sheep were brutally killed near Newry.
They are appealing for information from potential witnesses following the sickening incident which happened in the Ballyholland area between 9am and 7pm on Thursday (June 22).
A number of sheep were also badly injured.
A statement on PSNI Newry and Mourne said: “We are appealing for anybody who witnessed suspicious activity within the vicinity of Mass Rock, Ballyholland, between 0900-1900 hours on Thursday, June 22.
“A number of sheep were brutally killed and others badly injured.
“Any information please contact 101 and quote reference 1421 – 22/06/17.”