South Scotland

Appeal after sheep die in Gretna worrying incident

Sheep
Image caption Two sheep died immediately in the incident and another 10 had to be put down

Police are appealing for information after a sheep worrying incident at a farm near Gretna resulted in the death of a dozen animals.

It happened at West Scales farm at Rigg in Dumfries and Galloway overnight between Thursday and Friday.

Two sheep were killed immediately and 25 injured - 10 of them had to be put down by a vet later.

Police are keen to speak to a man seen walking a black "Staffie/Pitbull-type" dog in the area on Tuesday at 15:00.

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