Dyfed-Powys Police are appealing for information after a ewe was illegally slaughtered.

The Powys Rural Crime Team are investigating after a yearling ewe from an enclosed farm field in the Llanfair Caereinion area was killed.

They said the criminals took the carcass but left the animal's skin.

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson said: "All that remained at scene was the skin as the carcass was stolen."

The crime team are warning that this type of crime could "pose a threat to public health" if this illegally slaughtered meat enters the food chain.

According to the police the slaughter of the animal took place between February 9 and 13.

Dyfed Powys Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward and request any information is reported to 101 or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 and quote the reference DPP/1111/13/02/2023/02/C.