Mountain rescue have joined the police’s call for people to watch their dogs this lambing season.

As restrictions ease and people look to get outdoors again this weekend, police and mountain rescue have urged members of the public to walk their dogs responsibly near livestock and keep them on a lead.

Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue chairman, Richard Waren, said: “It’s quite late in the Lake District to have the lambs out at the minute, but people need to be aware that letting their dogs loose can cause major problems for the farmers and sheep.”

Cumbria Police said on social media: “Sheep worrying is a crime and can have a distressing impact on farmers whose income depends on these animals.

“Don’t risk it.”

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