Woman charged over alleged sheep worrying incident on North-east farm

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A 53-year-old woman has been charged in connection with an alleged sheep worrying incident at a farm.

One lamb was killed during the alleged attack in the Woodside of Cairness area near Fraserburgh at around 2pm yesterday.

Sergeant Colin Houston said: “I would like to take this opportunity to remind dog owners that it is their duty 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.”

A report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.