DOG owners have been warned by police to keep control of their pet following five sheep being killed in West Oxfordshire.

An alert by PCSO Helen Keen today said officers 'would like to remind everyone of the importance of making sure they are in full control of their dog at all times, especially when they are around sheep'.

She added: "We have received a report of a sheep attack near Wilcote near North Leigh. 

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"Five sheep have been killed and several others maimed."

The incident happened between May 1 and May 2. 

The PCSO went on: "We are thankful that there are many responsible dog owners in the area, but if you are unsure of your dog's obedience then please keep them on a lead when around other animals."