LOCAL NEWS: Police Appeal for Information on Out of Control Dogs


Dorset Police are asking for anyone with information to come forwards after a young woman was injured when her horse was chased by two dogs being walked off their leads. 

The incident in question took place on Wednesday 19 February 2020, at around 10:05am. A young woman in her 20s and her mother were riding horses on a track between the Avon Causeway and Hurn Bridge Sports Club when they were approached by a man who was walking two dogs without their leads. 

The dogs became excited by the horses and chased them, causing the younger woman’s horse to trip and fall. The rider sustained a broken collar bone as a result of the incident. 

Although the man took her to hospital and waited with her until she was seen, he fled while she was being treated and did not leave any details behind. 

Both of the dogs are described as being fluffy in appearance, and similar to Bernese Mountain dogs in appearance, with black and brown markings. 

Police Community Support Investigator Steve Willis from East Dorset Police, said: “We are continuing to investigate this incident and I am keen to speak to the owner of the dogs involved so I can get an account from him as we make enquiries to establish the full circumstances of what happened. 

“I would urge him to come forward and would also like to hear from anyone with information as to his identity.” 

If you have any information on the man, please contact Dorset Police by visiting their website, by email or calling 101. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or from their website


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