A LAMB just a few days old died after it was attacked by dogs near Shaftesbury.

Police received reports of two dogs, believed to be a black Labrador and a golden Labrador, attacking sheep in the area of Hawkers Hill Farm at around 3.10pm on Saturday, March 10.

The owner of the sheep, who was not seen at the time, was later identified and confirmed that one of his lambs had been killed.

Police Constable Richard Cooke, of North Dorset police, said: “We are making enquiries into this incident and I am keen to trace the owner of these dogs.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have seen dogs matching the description given in the area in the relevant time or has any information as to their owner to contact police.

“We would ask all dog owners to ensure their dog is on a lead whenever it is near livestock.

“If members of the public have any information or concerns regarding dogs not under control near livestock, they are urged to contact us.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101, quoting occurrence number 55180036493. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.