Police are asking for witnesses to an incident of possible sheep-worrying which happened in Stornoway last Sunday (September 30th) to help settle uncertainty about what actually happened.

A husky dog was seen among sheep on croftland at Moss End Farm in Stornoway just after 2pm on Sunday 30th.

One of the animals was injured and later died of blood-loss while at the vet’s surgery.

The dog’s owners believe it let itself out of their home, but it is not clear whether the animal was injured in some other way.

Owners who allow dogs to cause injury to livestock are liable to prosecution under the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act, an offence usually known as sheep-worrying.

Anyone who may have seen what happened is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101, or in person at Stornoway police station.