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The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS -

An man was sen­tenced to 80 hours com­mu­nity ser­vice for al­low­ing four dogs he had re­spon­si­bil­ity for to se­ri­ously in­jure and kill 17 sheep.

Ni­cholas Row­ley, 56, of East Princes Street, Rothe­say, pleaded guilty to the of­fence at Lochgilp­head Sher­iff Court un­der the Dogs (Pro­tec­tion of Live­stock) Act 1953.

Sher­iff Thomas Ward sen­tenced Row­ley to a com­mu­nity pay back or­der in Septem­ber, to be com­pleted within three months.

The sher­iff ex­pressed frus­tra­tion that un­der the cur­rent leg­is­la­tion he was un­able to im­pose a prison sen­tence, nor could he dis­qual­ify Row­ley from keep­ing dogs.

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