Police in a Thai village have been called to tackle a female ghost.

The Royal Thai Police Force was called by frightened villagers in Amnat Charoen province after a female ghost is thought to have caused destruction in the village.

According to Thai online media outlet Khaosod English, the villagers believe the ghost, known as ‘phi pob’ had killed four cows and caused four border police officers to fall ill.

The website said the police were called to "strengthen civilian morale, prevent panic and boost residents' confidence in living their daily lives."

Police chief Adul Chaiprasithikul said, "more people believe in phi pob than those who don't."