POLICE are investigating after at least five sheep were killed on a West Somerset farm.

A number of other sheep are "very poorly" following the dog attack in Luccombe.

Officers are looking into the possible sighting of three or four dogs in the area at the time of the incident.

They are also appealing to people to keep all dogs on leads, particularly around farm animals.

A spokesperson for the Minehead and West Somerset Neighbourhood Policing team said: "We have had a report of a serious sheep worrying incident where at least five sheep have been killed and others are very poorly as a result in the Luccombe area.

"Can we please strongly state that all dogs are kept on leads especially around livestock.

"This is devastating to the farmers and the animals themselves.

"We are currently looking into the possible sighting of three or four dogs that were seen at the location."

Any with any information is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference number 5223162085.