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Dogs kill deer at Gullane Bents beach in East Lothian

Gullane Bents beach
Image caption Police want to trace the man and woman who were walking the dogs when the attack happened

A young deer was killed by three dogs in a car park at Gullane Bents beach, police have said.

A man and woman were walking the dogs at the East Lothian beach when the attack happened in front of onlookers.

When the pair entered the beach car park, the dogs - two deerhounds and a greyhound - attacked the passing deer, inflicting fatal abdominal wounds.

The incident happened at 16:50 last Friday. Police appealed for anyone who saw what happened to come forward.

A police spokesperson said: "This is obviously a distressing incident, especially for those members of the public who were in the car park and saw what happened.

"We are appealing for assistance to help trace the man and woman who were with the dogs, and anyone with any information that can assist our inquiries should contact police immediately.

"We would also appeal directly to the man and woman to come forward."

Gullane Bents beach is 20 miles outside of Edinburgh.

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