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A dog owner has been charged with worrying livestock on agricultural land following an incident on a farm in Scotland.

In a statement, Police Scotland said the owner had been charged with an offence under section 1 of the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953.

The charge follows an incident on a farm in Scotlandwell, near Kinross, in which 28-year-old farmer Jonathan Sloan reported his sheep being attacked by a husky dog.

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Following the incident, police charged Mr Sloan with a breach of the peace and fined him £40. The farmer denied he had committed any offence.

Police have not released any details about the owner. The case will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal for consideration.