Dogs killed and mauled sheep


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’.