North-east dog owners have been given a warning to keep their pets under control near livestock in order to prevent further attacks on sheep.
It follows an incident at around 12.30pm on Wednesday which resulted in a lamb being killed in a field near Drumoak.
The female dog owner has been charged by police and a report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
Constable Steven McKenzie of the Kincardine and Mearns Community Policing Team said: “I would like to take this opportunity to remind dog owners that it is their responsibility to keep their pets under control and on a lead around livestock at all times.
“Please take responsibility for your dogs, and please know where they are.
“We may not think our family pets are capable of causing injury, but it is a dog’s natural instinct to chase.
“My advice to anyone walking and exercising their dogs in the countryside is to ensure that they are under control at all times and to avoid going into fields where livestock is grazing.
“Please think ahead when you’re out for your walk, think about what might tempt your dog to run off, and if in doubt put them on a lead.”