A police spokesman urged anyone with information to contact them immediately.It can't have helped...
He said: "Lothian and Borders Police are investigating after a male was seen performing an indecent act on a lamb.
"The suspect fled the scene after being disturbed, at which time the lamb was found to be dead.
"Inquiries are now under way to determine whether the animal's death is linked to the incident."
No doubt if caught, his defence will be one of drunkenness or mental illness.