Three dogs killed young deer in attack at beach car park
The pets attacked the animal at a beach in East Lothian, leaving it with fatal wounds.
Three dogs killed a young deer in a "distressing" attack in a beach car park.
The greyhound and two deerhounds were being walked by a man and woman at Gullane Bents in East Lothian on Friday April 6.
They had been along the beach and returned to the car park just before 5pm. It was then the pets spotted the young deer and launched an attack, inflicting fatal abdominal wounds.
The owners then managed to get the animals under control before leaving the area.
Lothian and Borders Police are appealing for the couple to come forward or for anyone who witnessed the attack to contact them.
A spokesman for the force said: "This is obviously a distressing incident, especially for those members of the public who were in the car park and saw what happened.
"We are appealing for assistance to help trace the man and woman who were with the dogs, and anyone with any information that can assist our inquiries should contact police immediately. We would also appeal directly to the man and woman to come forward."
Anyone with any information should contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131 or through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.