Newborn lamb killed and six others attacked by dog in Aberdeen

A newborn lamb was killed and six others were injured after they were attacked by a dog in Aberdeen.

The incident, which happened at around 6.10pm on Wednesday, came after a flock of sheep and lambs were chased by a dog at Holmhead Farm in Bucksburn.

The dog is described as being medium/large and dark in colour while its owner was said to be wearing a dark jacket and light hat.

Pc Gareth Wilkinson said: “I would appeal for anyone who may have information about this incident to contact the force as a matter of urgency.

“The worrying of sheep and any other livestock obviously has a significant financial impact on farmers when their animals are killed or injured, and the emotional distress can be immeasurable.

“Dog owners have a duty to keep their pets under control and on a lead around livestock at all times. Failing to do so can result in this worst case scenario. I would urge anyone who can help identify this dog and its owner to contact police.”

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 or the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to remain anonymous.