Sheep-worrying incidents

Police are working to establish if the three incidents are linked.
Police are working to establish if the three incidents are linked.

Two women have been charged in connection with alleged sheep-worrying incidents in the Stonehaven area on Friday, March 2.

A 47-year-old woman has been charged and will be reported to the procurator fiscal following an incident in the Netherley area at around 11am which involved a Husky-type dog.

It resulted in the deaths of five sheep and injuries to several others.

A 24-year-old woman has also been charged and will be reported to the fiscal following a second separate sheep-worrying incident at around 12pm in the Stonehaven area.

No sheep was killed as a result of the incident however, they were chased and distressed by a Gordon Setter-type dog.