Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Police hunt man who attacked lamb in Edinburgh

Police in Edinburgh are looking for a man who allegedly performed an indecent attack on a lamb and left it dead.

A member of public reported seeing the attack in a field near Silverknowes Road in the early hours of Sunday.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: "The suspect fled the scene after being disturbed, at which time, the lamb was found to be dead.

"Inquiries are now under way to determine whether the animal's death is linked to the incident."

He added: "Anyone with information that can assist our investigation is asked to contact police immediately."

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