A dead fox found with “horrendous injuries” in Kent may have had a dog set on it, the RSPCA has said. The animal welfare charity said the animal was found with a snare around its neck, bald legs, and puncture wounds to its back legs.

RSPCA inspector Liz Wood said it was found just off a roundabout on Tuesday near Ashford, at Singleton Hill.

On the same day, the charity also found a dead fox in London with a rope around its neck. It had been beaten.

An appeal has gone out for information about both attacks.