A WOMAN has been ordered to pay more than £2,700 in compensation after her dog was responsible for attacking sheep in north Dorset.

Sara Jenkins, 68, pleaded guilty to two counts of being the owner of a dog that worried livestock.

The offences related to incidents in rural parts of the county in December 2020 and January of this year.

Magistrates sitting in Poole on April 29 were told that Jenkins' dog worried sheep on farmland in Penn Hill, Bedchester, on December 20 last year and one of the livestock died.

Meanwhile, on January 12 her dog worried sheep again, this time on land off Gupples Lane in Hartgrove. In this incident 11 of the sheep died.

Jenkins, whose address was given as Penn Hill, Bedchester, was ordered to pay a total of £2,773 compensation.