REPORTS of dogs chasing sheep at a popular coastal site have been passed on to police.

East Lothian Countryside Rangers have passed on reports of two dogs chasing sheep at Barns Ness to police.

A spokesperson for the Rangers encouraged people to keep their dog under control following the incidents yesterday (Friday).

They said: “Allowing your dog to chase or attack sheep is a criminal offence.

“Your dog should be under close control at all times.

“If you cannot guarantee that your dog will respond to command then it should be on a lead.

“These sheep are pregnant and whilst it appears that they didn’t sustain any physical injuries, there is still the possibility that they could abort from stress.

“Not only is this horrific for the sheep, but these sheep and lambs are also someone’s livelihood.

“Your dog doesn’t know any better. Make sure you do.”