Farm warning to dog owners
Police are reminding dog owners to keep their pets under control through fields, particularly during the lambing season.
People can be prosecuted or sued for damages to compensate a farmer if their dog causes harm.
Landowners are also within their rights to shoot dogs deemed to be causing distress to flocks.
PC Daniel Perry, from the Rural Task Force, said: “This is extremely upsetting for the farmers and also the animals, which at this time of year are often pregnant with lambs.
“Sheep represent a farmer’s income and are often worth a substantial sum.
“Dogs can spread harmful parasites to sheep and cattle, too, which could ultimately affect a whole herd.”
Anyone who witnesses sheep being chased is asked to call 999.
Claire Morrison at Yalding Library’s Story and Rhyme Time at with Jessica, Harry, Hattie, Hannah and Reuben, all three