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Biggar Road - Hillend - Information Sought - Dog Attack

Alert message sent 13/01/2021 09:06:00

Information sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch Scotland

This Message is Distributed on Behalf of Police Scotland Midlothian Community Policing Team.

Do you exercise or walk your dog in this area? Have you seen or have knowledge of the dog detailed in the below incident?

On the morning of Saturday 9th January 2021 police received a report of a dog at large in a field with sheep, adjacent to Biggar Road, near to Hillend, which had attacked a deer. The owner of the sheep who was tending to them at the time approached the area where the dog was, at which time the dog started running towards them before changing direction and running off.

As a result of the attack the deer had to be euthanised. The owner of the sheep and the sheep were uninjured.

The dog, which was unaccompanied is described a large, long haired German Shepherd, golden and brown in colour with black ears.

Police are appealing for anyone who has information regarding the incident or dog or for the dog owner themselves to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 0931 of 09/01/2021.

Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to CrimeStoppers on 0800 555111

Message sent by
Mark Armstrong (NHWN, Community Support Officer, NW Scotland)

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