Farmers trying to graze sheep on their land claim they have been abused and threatened by dog walkers.
Members of farming partnership WD Carr said they could be fined if they do not maintain the field at the conservation area at the top of Coombe Rise in Saltdean.
But when one farmer started to put up a sheep-proof fence around the open-access land a dog-walker threatened to “knock his lights out” if sheep were put in the field. Another pet owner allegedly threatened to cut down and vandalise the fence.And why are they so concerned?
Michael Carr, 55, of WD Carr Partnership said: “The dog walkers' problem is that if there are animals in the field they would have to keep their dogs under control, on a leash, while they pass through it.”Whip out your twelve-bore and tell them you’ll let Fido have it if they don’t...