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Sheep euthanised after being 'mauled in attack by dogs'

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 09:12

A sheep had to be euthanised after it was mauled by at least one dog on a Midlothian farm.

The incident happened in the Rosewell area at around 8pm on Saturday.

Police have appealed for witnesses and would like to speak to a man who was in the vicinity with two dark-tan coloured Staffordshire bull terrier-type dogs.

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Sergeant Michele Lindsay said: "This is an area frequented and enjoyed by a number of walkers and dog walkers, particularly at weekends.

"I'd urge anyone who has information that may assist in relation to this incident to contact police.

"I wish to reassure members of the public that we are taking the incident seriously.

"We're committed to tackling rural crime and are working with farmers, landowners and businesses in the rural parts of Midlothian to raise awareness of such crimes and take measures to prevent them."

If you have any information, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Boy, 12, mugged for phone and trainers by masked thug in Lochend Park

Edinburgh Evening News - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 09:12
A mum has spoken out after her 12-year-old son was mugged in broad daylight by a man wearing a ski mask in Lochend Park.
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Kezia condemns proposed JPI Media redundancies

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 08:33
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Hibs Ladies defeat Spartans to set up Cup final against Glasgow City

Edinburgh Evening News - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 06:30
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Lothian Buses off Edinburgh streets ‘within weeks’ after staff back strike action

Edinburgh Evening News - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 06:00
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How we became part of a kidney swap chain

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Fishing – tight lines at Harlaw as anglers come on down

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 22:08
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – Basil Brush Unleashed

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 22:03
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Pedal on Parliament – get involved in the local action

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 21:12
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Inner City schools football tournament – enter now

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 17:18
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Cruel Intentions musical to premiere at Edinburgh Fringe

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The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 15:28
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At Assembly Roxy this week – What I Know – (about what my Grandfather didn’t know)

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 14:12
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Calling all golfers – Edinburgh Leisure is looking for golfing buddies

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The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 13:44
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Funding for Crohn’s disease research in Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 13:29
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Driver caught at twice the speed limit on Edinburgh road

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 13:16
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The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 13:05
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The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 12:52
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