A DECAPITATED dog's head found on the door handle of a house has been identified as a Yorkshire terrier.

Police said the head was found in the Great Meadow area of Chorley on Sunday, but the body has not been found.

A police spokesman said: "Following a vetinary examination, we can confirm that the dog is believed to be a Yorkshire Terrier aged between five and seven years.

"The body has not been found.

"Thanks to everyone who has shared this appeal, if you believe you have any information, no matter how small, then please get in touch.

Police are appealing for information following the discovery and have asked anyone who has any information or is missing a dog to get in touch.

He said: "On Sunday 20th May 2018, police were called to the Great Meadow area of Chorley where a dogs 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."