Owner sought after dog chased sheep

Seaford Head sheep SUS-141012-150439001
Seaford Head sheep SUS-141012-150439001

Police in Seaford want to speak to a woman whose dogs were reported to be worrying sheep at South Barn, a rural location on top of the cliffs near the town.

A witness reported two Jack Russells chasing round a sheep in the field to the south of South Barn, on Tuesday, February 10.

The sheep was clearly distressed and the dogs were barking. The bigger of the two dogs was mostly white and the smaller one was mostly black.

The witness then saw another sheep lying on its back in the field.

The woman shouted at the dogs which then went back to her. She was heard to say, “Don’t do that again you naughty boy” or words to that effect. She then continued to walk eastwards across the field.

Members of the public went to the sheep’s aid and helped it to its feet. The farmer was contacted and his staff assisted officers in checking for injury to the sheep which was found to have a cut to its left front leg and scratches to its bottom area. This sheep was pregnant with twins.

The woman police want to talk to was described as white and almost 6ft in height, with “longish” dark hair. She was wearing headphones and ‘Hunter’ boots, a red coat and black trousers.

Anyone who has information which would help trace this woman, or indeed the woman herself, is asked to contact police via 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101. quoting serial 481 of 10/2.