Cruel thieves slash mother pig's throat to steal her piglets
Heartless thieves slashed the throat of a mother pig and left her to die - while making off with two of her piglets.
Offenders stole two young pigs from a field in Belnie Lane in Gosberton, in the shocking act of cruelty.
Police believe it happened between late afternoon or early evening on Saturday, October 19 and late afternoon on Sunday, October 20.
Thieves had slashed the throat and head of the five-year-old mother pig while taking the two piglets.
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The owner found the female pig in such a bad state that she had to be put down.
Anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area, or has seen two piglets that have appeared with no information on where they are from, is asked to call police on the non-emergency 101 number.