Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses or information following the deaths of 11 sheep on a farm in Barford St John, five miles outside Banbury.
Between Tuesday, June 30 and Monday July, 24 the carcasses of 11 sheep have been found on a farm by the land owner.
He believes them to be the carcasses of 11 of his sheep that are missing.
PC Suzanne Goodman from Banbury Police Station, said: “This has been very distressing for the farmer. I am keen to speak to anyone who has witnessed anything suspicious in the area around the airfield at Barford St John, day or night, during this period.
She added: “Also, I would like to hear from anyone who has been offered cheap lamb for sale. I would advise anyone to report this to the police and not buy or eat such meat as there could be a health risk.”
If you witnessed the offence or any suspicious behaviour in this area around this time, please call Thames Valley Police on 101, quoting incident reference 43170208462.