Worried dog owners have taken to social media after reports that two men had attempted to steal a dog.

The men are said to have attempted to take the dog from a walker in King Stanley on Monday, even though their pet was on the lead.

Another incident took place on Rodborough Common when a woman was offered a large amount of money for her dog by a young man.

She described how he 'did not look like a dog lover' and asked several questions.

Although she did not rule out the possibility that the offer was innocent.

The paper has contacted the police for comment.