A POLICE investigation is underway after another sheep-worrying incident in the Borders at the weekend.

Several sheep were injured in the attack which took place at Wester Ulston farm near Jedburgh around 7pm on Saturday night (October 7 2023).

It is understood that five sheep were injured and three had to be put down.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “On Sunday, 8 October, we received a report of sheep injured by a dog on a farm near Jedburgh the previous evening.

“Police enquiries are being carried out into this report.”

Border Telegraph: Police Scotland

This is the latest in a series of similar incidents reported in the area this year.

In May, nine pedigree lambs were subjected to a suspected dog attack at Sharplaw Farm In March 14 sheep were left for dead at Howden Farm and in February two sheep were killed at Over Thickside Farm.

All these farms are near Jedburgh.

The Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2021 came into force on 5 November 2021 to tackle the issue of out-of-control dogs attacking and worrying livestock.

Under this law, owners of dogs that attack or worry livestock can be fined up to £40,000 or even sent to prison for up to 12 months.