Two convictions have once again raised the issue of livestock worrying by dogs.

David Hughes appeared at Wrexham Magistrates Court on 22 August where he admitted being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control and being the owner of a dog worrying livestock.

He was banned from keeping dogs for five years and ordered to pay £900 in fines.

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The incident, involving two American XL Bulldogs happened, on farmland in Rhosllanerchrugog in Wales in March, after the dogs escaped from their home and attacked livestock.

Attempts by the farmer to stop the attacks failed and both were shot after one became aggressive towards him.

Around £14,000 worth of damage was caused in the incident which left 22 pregnant sheep dead and a further 48 injured.

In Hastings, Livia Morvay, 65, was sentenced at Hastings Magistrates’ Court on 15 August for livestock worrying and nine breaches of her Community Protection Notice.

There were 27 reports of her dogs worrying livestock, knocking people over, and chasing other dogs.

Morvay, from Heathfield, was arrested and charged with livestock worrying on three separate occasions and issued with a Community Protection Warning and a Community Protection Notice.

These required her to ensure her dogs wore a muzzle when being walked in public, however she continued to breach the conditions of these orders.

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In August, Morvay was convicted of nine breaches of the Community Protection Notice and fined £600 for each breach, totalling £5,400.

She was also ordered to pay £300 compensation to one of the victims and £190 to the court.

In addition, she was handed a Criminal Behaviour Order which prevents her from keeping or controlling any dog for five years. If caught doing so, she could be arrested and face a prison sentence of up to five years.