A NUMBER of sheep were killed and another had to be put down following two separate suspected dog attacks on Exmoor.

People are being urged to keep their dogs on a lead and to not permit them to run around.

A spokesperson for Minehead and West Somerset Neighbourhood Policing said: "We have received two separate reports of sheep worrying on Exmoor - one where the sheep were killed and another which meant the ewe had to be put to sleep due to its injuries.

"This is believed to be due to dog attacks.

"Please can I remind you to please walk your dogs on leads and be careful for dogs not to roam about unaccompanied."