Animals found dead in field

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Police have launched an investigation after three sheep were savaged and killed at a farm.

Officers have confirmed that the animals were found dead on Monday, February 29 at Gateside Farm in Banton.

It is thought that a dog or a group of dogs had attacked the livestock.

Now an investigation into sheep worrying has been launched and police say that they will take a zero-tolerance policy towards owners who allow dogs to harm other animals in rural areas.

Inspector Jane Donaldson who is Police Scotland’s rural crime co-ordinator stated “The worrying of sheep by domestic dogs has an obvious financial and emotional impact on farmers when their animals are killed.

“The devasting effects of a dog attack simply cannot be overstated.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police on 101.