POLICE are appealing for information after a what is believed to be a dog attack on sheep at a farm in the Jeffreyston area of Pembrokeshire.

Two sheep and a lamb were killed following the incident, which is thought to have taken place between Monday and Tuesday, February 27-28.

Dog owners and those in charge of dogs have a responsibility to ensure that their animals do not worry livestock. It is an offence under The Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953 and the owner or person in charge of the dog can attract a maximum fine of £1,000.

Farmers are within the law if they kill or cause injury to a dog to protect livestock.

PC Matt Harris said: “I would urge dog owners and especially those that live in rural areas to ensure that dogs are kept on a lead when walking in areas where livestock are kept. The destruction caused which can have a heavy financial implication on the livestock owner and the dog owner, is unnecessary and can be avoided.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC 478 Matt Harris at Tenby Police Station on 101.