Seaford Town Clerk James Corrigan said: “Seaford Town Council has fully investigated the matter.
“The sheep are present on site for a few months, their grazing there is a vital to the restoration of this area of precious chalk grassland habitat. The locations we have the sheep in are rotated to ensure the whole site is restored eventually. This is a long-term project in partnership with Sussex Wildlife Trust.
“There are, however, signs warning of the fence and advising dog owners to keep their dogs on a lead. This is also important for other wildlife chased by dogs, ensuring owners clean up after their dogs and avoiding other potential hazards to dogs on the site such as snakes, foxes and badgers.
“While we are very sorry to hear about this incident, it was entirely avoidable by the dogs owner.”Hurrah!