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Police Report

Lambing Season

With lambing season now under way, I would like to remind dog walkers to keep their pets on a lead when they are near sheep.
Dog owners have a clear responsibility to ensure their pets are under control and this is made clear in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, especially when there are pregnant ewes and young lambs in the fields. If your pets chase or worry sheep, you are likely to get prosecuted and you could lose your dog.
Worrying is defined as attacking livestock, chasing livestock in such a way that it may be reasonable to expect the dog to cause injury or suffering to livestock as well as abortion in female animals, and being at large (not under close control or on a lead) in a field or enclosure where there are sheep.
In some circumstances, farmers are legally entitled to shoot dogs if they are endangering their sheep. Therefore it is vital that you keep your dog on the lead around livestock.

Local Incidents

Caulder’s Garden Centre (formerly Dobbies), Turfhills, Kinross was broken into between Saturday 23 February and Wednesday 27 February. A hole was cut in the perimeter fence and a quantity of garden ornaments were stolen. (CR/5295/19)

A counterfeit Bank of Ireland £50 note serial number AA015843 was passed at the Coop, High Street, Kinross on Wednesday 27 February. Retailers are reminded to be vigilant when large denomination notes are being tendered. (CR/5437/19)

A blue Ford transit mini bus was vandalised, whilst parked outside the Green Hotel, Kinross overnight on Thursday 28 February. (CR/58766/19)

Anyone with any information that may be useful should contact Tayside Division on 101 or any police officer, quoting the crime reference number listed at each incident. Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police Scotland – local community
Telephone 101 for non-emergencies
Community officers for Kinross-shire:
PC Ben Clark and PC Douglas Stapleton.
Email: taysidekinross-shireCPT@scotland.pnn.police.uk
Community Sergeant (Kinross-shire): Sgt Robert Hogg.

Community Inspector for Perth South (Strathearn, Strathallan & Carse of Gowrie, Almond & Earn, Kinross-shire): PI Kevin Chase.

Ways of following the Police:
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www.scotland.police.uk


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