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'Cemetery desecrating' sheep dies
A celebrated pet sheep, which was wrongly accused of eating flowers at a town cemetery, has died.

Colin, a Cotswold and Jacob Cross, was threatened with an anti-social behaviour order in November after being blamed for desecrating graves.

But he was exonerated when the true culprits - wild deer - were caught in the act at the Stroud cemetery.

Colin died last week at his home in the Gloucestershire town, aged just 10 months, his owner said.

Treena Deburiatte said she was very upset and feared the death could have been due to poisoning.

The 32-year-old said kidney disease was another possibility, but Colin had been healthy until last Saturday and then went "downhill very fast".

"I miss him more than anything," she said and described how he used to bleat at the sound of her car approaching.

"I would rather have a sheep than a cat or a dog any day," she said.

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