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Pregnant sheep deaths in Auchnagatt lead to dog appeal

Several pregnant sheep have died after being chased by dogs in Aberdeenshire, police have said.

Officers were called to the incident at the Blackpots Farm, near Auchnagatt, after reports of dogs running loose.

It is not believed the sheep were actually attacked by the dogs, but seven heavily-pregnant ewes suffered fatal internal injuries as a result.

Grampian Police appealed for information, and reminded dog owners to keep their pets under control.

The incident happened on the morning of 23 March.

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