POLICE have issued a warning after out of control dogs attacked two pregnant deer near Inverkip.

Both roe deer were found badly injured and had to be humanely killed to end their suffering.

A police spokesperson said: "With the arrival of spring it is timely to remind dog owners of their responsibilities when walking their dog in the countryside, particularly on or around farmland.

"Lambing season has begun and Roe deer will also be having fawns soon as well.

"It is a criminal offence to allow your dog to chase, harass, injure or kill any wild animal except in very limited circumstances."

Recent law changes increase potential fines to £40,000 or 12 months imprisonment.