Owner of sheep worrying dog pays £600 to Telscombe farmer

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A dog owner has agreed to pay a farmer £600 after his pet chased sheep on Telscombe Tye, Telscombe Cliffs, leading to the deaths of four of them.

The dog was seen chasing and worrying the sheep whilst with its 21-year-old owner in January.

PC Dave Tourell, from the Peacehaven, Saltdean and Telscombe Cliffs Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “This incident sadly led to the deaths of four sheep.

“Sheep worrying is a criminal offence and the public are urged to keep dogs under full control, ideally on leads, especially in areas where livestock are present, to prevent incidents like this occurring.

“In this case, the offender agreed to pay the farmer £600 for the loss of his sheep as part of an agreed community resolution.”