A DECAPITATED dog's head has been found on a door of a house.

Police said the dog's head, which is believed to be a terrier, was discovered on the front door handle of a house in Great Meadow, Chorley on Sunday.

A police spokesman said: "We are appealing for information following a report of a decapitated dogs head that has been found.

"On Sunday 20th May 2018, police were called to the Great Meadow area of Chorley where a dog's head has been discovered on the door handle of an address.

"This was extremely distressing for the occupant who found the dog and at this time, we have no idea why this has happened.

"If you have any information or are missing a dog, which is described, possibly as a terrier then please get in touch with PC Chris Hilton on 101 quoting log LC-20180520-0514.

"Alternative you can email 6977@lancashire.pnn.police.uk."