POLICE are appealing for information after a sheep was butchered near Ystradgynlais.

The incident occurred near the TV mast in Coelbren on either Sunday or Monday.

Police are asking for members of the public to come forward with any information on the incident.

A spokesman said: "An incident was reported to us in Penycae whereby a sheep has been butchered in a field.

"We are appealing to members of the public after further information has come to light that the sheep was beheaded and its front legs were cut off.

"Its back legs were broken and pulled off.

"Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101."