A pregnant Jersey cow and her unborn calf died after being attacked by a dog.

The attack took place in a field behind the High Street in Shapwick between June 14 -21.

The mother was 11 years old and neither her or the calf survived the attack.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the attack to come forward, and are asking dog owners to keep their dogs on leads when walking through fields holding livestock.

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A spokesperson for East Dorset Police said: "Sadly, we have to report another dog attack on livestock.

"This occurred between 14th and 21st June in a field behind the High Street in Shapwick.

"The cow was a Jersey cow, 11 years old and with calf. Neither has survived.

"If you were walking in the area between these dates along the public footpath through these fields and witnessed a dog attacking the cows, please could you make contact with Dorset Police, either by 101 or online and quote occurrence 55210099217.

"Please be aware that you should keep your dog on a lead when passing through any field of livestock.

"Just because your dog has never worried livestock before, it doesn’t mean it will never do it."