A sheep was attacked by a dog in Lypiatt Manor overnight, their owners claim. 

The incident was believed to have occurred sometime between yesterday afternoon and 830am this morning.

Owner Vicki Birtwhistle said: "My husband went to the field to check them this morning and found the sheep like this.

"It is a busy area at weekends with walkers and dog walkers and I'm hoping someone may have seen something. 

"If anyone has any info regarding any off lead dogs spotted in with the flock, please contact me."