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Owner of dog that killed a chicken sought by police in Fife

The owner of a dog which attacked a brood of chickens before killing one in Fife is being sought by police.

A black and white dog, which was similar to a Collie breed, entered a pen in a field between Kingskettle and Burnturk before attacking the birds.

The incident happened at around 10:40 on Saturday and inquiries are underway to try and trace the owner of the dog, which was not on a lead.

Police Scotland has urged people to keep their dogs on a lead.

Susan O'Brien, of Police Scotland, said: "It is concerning that this attack occurred on someone's private land and that the owner of the dog has not taken measures to keep their pet under proper control.

"We are very keen to trace the dog owner in attempt to prevent any further incidents.

"North east Fife is a very scenic and pleasant place for members of the public to enjoy, but people must bear in mind that rural residents and farmers often keep livestock in the area.

"It is vital that people realise the importance of keeping their dogs on a lead to prevent this type of incident reoccurring."

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