Man arrested after dog stabbed in Chippenham

A man has been arrested after a dog was stabbed at a house in Chippenham, Wiltshire.

Police found a rottweiler with stab wounds when they were called to a disturbance at a house in Wood Lane in the town.

"Armed officers searched the area and arrested a man in Market Place. He is being held on suspicion of criminal damage and affray," a Wiltshire Police spokesman said.

The dog later died from its injuries.