Police are classifying the death of a number of sheep in South Harris as failure to report a road traffic collision (RTC).

The sheep died between Monday 30th September and Wednesday 2nd October after being struck by one or more vehicles on the peat road between Leverburgh and Finsbay.

Police last week appealed for information, asking anyone with information to call 101 and cite reference NH1379/19.

They said the incident resulted in significant loss to the owners of the animals and that any collision with such an animal is a reportable RTC, meaning police must be contacted.

Anyone who has information is requested to call 101 and quote reference number NH1379/19. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

(This article has been updated to include further information about the incident provided by police).