Several sheep die in Scaynes Hill attack by dogs

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Police are reminding dog owners to keep their dogs on a lead and under control when they’re near livestock following an incident in Scaynes Hill in which several sheep were killed.

Officers were called at about 5pm on Thursday (13 June) following reports that two dogs were attacking sheep in a field on Sloop Lane.

On arrival, a number of the animals had been killed or injured.

The Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs were seized by police pending an ongoing investigation.

A police spokesperson said: “This was a very distressing incident for all involved and serves as a timely reminder to dog owners to keep their pets on a lead and under control at all times, but especially when they’re near livestock. Owners also need to ensure any areas where their animals have access are secure at all times.”