A second dog attack on sheep has taken place in Wiltshire this week.

Wiltshire Police report that a dog attacked sheep in a field near Rudloe.

A spokesperson for the force said on Wednesday morning (January 27): "We have been informed of a dog attacking sheep in a field between Rudloe and the A4.

"Due to the fresh snow, tracks showed the dog leaving the field and entering Rudloe in the Long Close Avenue area.

"The sheep involved has been treated by a vet.

"Dogs worrying or attacking sheep can be shot by the farmer, the owner can also face enforcement action as a result."

On Saturday (January 16) two sheep died and four more were seriously bitten in a dog attack in field adjacent to Haydon Farm in Sutton Parva, near Warminster.

Read more: Two sheep dead and more injured in dog attack near Warminster

Following that attack, PCSO Candida Jackson said: "We have seen an increase in the number of people seeking out areas of the countryside that are unfamiliar to them.

"Dog owners are reminded to keep their animals on a lead in the countryside, a dog that normally runs around the local park is faced with a very different environment when they are walked in the countryside and may encounter farm animals for the first time."