POLICE are looking to identify the owner of two dogs who may have savaged a sheep.

Officers received a report of a farmer coming across a pair of dogs “eating a ewe in a field” in Lower Road, near Herstmonceux on Thursday, March 17 at 5.30am.

The sheep died at the scene and the ewe’s lambs have since died as a result.

The incident comes just days after Sussex Police issued a warning to dog owners to keep dogs under "close control".

The Argus: The attack occured in a field near Lower RoadThe attack occured in a field near Lower Road

One dog was described as a large, black, “aggressive” collie or German shepherd, while the second dog was a black and white “collie-type dog.”

They both made off towards Green Lane when approached by the farmer.

Anybody who recognises the dogs or has any information which could help identify their owner can contact police online or by calling 101, quoting serial 47220047666.