The RSPCA is appealing for information after an emaciated and injured dog was found nervously running around a village near Westbury.

The lurcher, called Bronco, was wounded on his neck and body.

The animal welfare charity was called after a member of the public discovered the lurcher running loose in the road in Edington.

RSPCA inspector Charlotte Coggins, who is investigating, said: “This poor dog was incredibly thin and nervous.

"He also had injuries and wounds on his neck and body.

“He has a microchip, which registered in Liverpool, but this is not updated with information, so we’re really keen to find out where he’s come from and how he came to be alone and injured.”

Since his rescue Bronco has been receiving care from the team at Bath Cats & Dogs Home who are working to rehabilitate him and build up his weight and strength ready to find a loving new home.

Anyone who recognises Bronco or who may have information about where he’s come from is asked to contact the RSPCA’s appeal line on 0300 123 8018.