Farmer's anger after 48 of his lambs drown when concrete slab protecting well is removed

A farmer has spoken of his anger after a concrete slab protecting a well in his field was deliberately removed and resulted in the death of 48 lambs.

Clive Taylor, 62, found the animals dead floating at the bottom of a disused well at his farm at Broomcroft Farm, near Much Wenlock, Shropshire on Sunday.

The 8ft-deep well was covered with a 200kg stone slab which Mr Taylor believes was deliberately removed to expose the 2ft wide hole which the lambs tumbled into. He said: 'I walk the fields usually twice a day. We walked it on Sunday morning and you could tell there was something wrong. 'A ewe came calling out and I looked round the field and thought there weren't enough lambs there. There had been about 150 lambs with 100 ewes.


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