Two sheep suffered fatal bites from dogs while a lamb has also been injured.

Sussex Police received a report of dogs attacking sheep on Ashdown Forest on Monday with a severely injured ewe found near Crowborough Road close to the Duddleswell crossroads suffering from major wounds to its rump.

A second sheep that had been spotted in a stream near the Airman's Grave with 'horrific' injuries to her neck while a lamb was seen in the stream with blood on its neck from a suspected dog bite.

James Osman, the National Farmers' Union adviser for East Sussex and West Sussex said that dog attacks on livestock were “all too common” and that even sheep that had not been physically attacked could still be traumatised into miscarrying unborn lambs or dying from shock.

Anyone with information is asked to email or call 101 quoting serial 87 of 02/09.