Police in Levenmouth are appealing for information after a sheep was killed in a dog attack.
The ewe sustained serious facial and head injuries in the incident, which took place at around 6pm on Monday at Ardross Farm by Elie.
A dog, similar to a Labrador and dark in colour, was seen running loose in the field.
Inquiries are continuing and police are urging the public to keep their dogs under control at all times when around livestock.
The dog was being walked by a woman described as being white, in her mid-twenties with fair shoulder-length hair.
It is thought that she was driving a small white van with a registration plate starting with NK08.
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Inspector Jane Combe of Cupar Police Station said: “Despite previous warnings about the issue of sheep worrying, particularly during lambing season, another sheep has suffered horrific injuries and died.
“This is absolutely unacceptable and in addition to the financial impact on the farmer, it is also extremely distressing to find one of your animals has been mauled.
“As we head towards the summer months, we are taking this opportunity to remind all dog walkers and owners of their responsibilities.
“Dogs attacking, chasing and being in close proximity to sheep can all be considered livestock worrying. A dog nearby can cause sheep to panic and flee, resulting in serious injury or even death.
“All dogs are capable of chasing livestock and they do not understand the impact this can have, however owners do.
“Avoid fields with livestock when out walking and keep dogs on a short lead where this isn’t possible.”
Those with information in relation to this incident can contact Cupar Police Station and quote incident number 1099 of May 7.