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Man hunted after sex attack on lamb

Tuesday 25 January 2011 13:37 GMT

A man was spotted carrying out an indecent attack on a lamb which was later found dead, police said today.

The alleged assault took place in a field near Silverknowes Road in Edinburgh on Sunday morning.

The man is reported to be in his 20s, although police have not issued any description of the suspect.

Officers hunting for the culprit said investigations were also taking place to find out whether the farm animal's death was linked to the incident.

A police spokesman urged anyone with information to contact them immediately.

He said: "Lothian and Borders Police are investigating after a male was seen performing an indecent act on a lamb.

"The suspect fled the scene after being disturbed, at which time the lamb was found to be dead.

"Inquiries are now under way to determine whether the animal's death is linked to the incident."

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