Same dog blamed for attacks on country park visitors

Moors Valley Country Park
The entrance to Moors Valley Country Park (Photo: Google)

POLICE believe the same dog is responsible for a series of attacks on people at Moors Valley Country Park, the latest of which left a woman with a bloody leg.


The victim, who is in her 40s, had been running at the attraction near Ringwood with her own dog when she was approached by what was believed to be a Border Collie around 10.30am last Thursday.

Barking, it circled around the woman and her pet before biting her woman’s leg, causing two puncture wounds that bled immediately.

Moors Valley Country Park
The wound suffered by the runner in last Thursday’s attack

She told a man and a woman who were with the attacking dog that she had been bitten, but they just replied that they would keep walking and left the scene. The Collie followed them a short time later.

Dorset officers are investigating this incident along with a previous report of what was thought to have been a Collie biting a dog walker at the same location on Wednesday 29th January.

Park staff had also informed them of another five reports of a Border Collie attacking runners.

PC Jennie Sykes-Martin said: “We are carrying out enquiries to try and identify the owners of the dog involved and I am appealing for anyone with information to contact us.

“I would also urge the owners of the dog to please come forward and contact us so we can resolve the matter.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police on 101, quoting crime reference number 55200043149, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



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