The owner of Siberian Husky dogs which killed and mauled sheep has been fined over £2,100.
Stephen Kerlin, of Derrychrier Road, Dungiven, was convicted of six charges on tendered evidence after he failed to appear at Derry Magistrates Court.
The charges include keeping a dog without a licence, permitting a dog to stray, dog worrying livestock and permit a dog to attack a person on November 24, last year.
The court heard that the dogs owned by Kerlin killed two sheep and mauled two others at a farm on the Altinure Road.
They also attempted to attack the farmer and he shot one of them with a legally owned firearm. The other Siberian Husky dog ran off.
Imposing the fine, District Judge Barney McElholm said it was a ‘very serious incident’.