SHOCKING pictures have been released showing a vicious dog attack which left a sheep needing stitches.

The attack is the latest in which a dog off its lead has mauled a sheep at the Earth Trust Farm in Little Wittenham, near Wallingford.

The dog had got into the fenced off farm and attacked the sheep on Saturday leaving it with wounds on the face and groin.

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The owner left the field without reporting it. 

It prompted a desperate plea from the charity for dog walkers to take better care when out with their pets.

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