A reindeer has been killed and another seriously injured by a pack of dogs at a Hampshire petting farm.
The attacked took place at Twelve Oaks Farm in Swanmore late yesterday night. The reindeer - one named Comet - was killed in the attack, another called Candy suffered severe injuries.
Hampshire Constabulary said officers had seized five dogs found loose on the land in connection with the attack, but no arrests have yet been made.
Police are investigating criminal damage to farmland in Brickyard Road, Winchester, some time between 11.30pm last night (Dec 4) and 12.30am this morning (Dec 5).
Police have seized five dogs that were found loose on the land. No arrests have been made at this time.
Thames Valley Police is appealing for information after a dog bit a woman’s leg while she jogged along the Thames Path, Henley on Thames.
Between approximately 6.55pm and 7.05pm last Tuesday the victim, a 27-year-old woman, was running with her friend and dog along the path.
They ran past a man and his dog who snarled at the victim’s dog. They ran back towards them again a short while later and the man’s dog ran towards the victim’s dog. The man’s dog sunk its teeth into the victim’s right thigh causing bleeding, swelling and bruising.
The dog owner is white, tall, slim and in his seventies. He was wearing a blazer and chinos.
“We are keen to speak to anyone who may have information on this attack or may know the owner of the dog, this is a popular area for dog walking and at this time of day it is likely people would have seen the incident take place. Anyone with information should call Thames Valley Police via the 101 number.”
More than 40 postmen and women in Sussex have been attacked by dogs in the last year.
Nationally, the number of incidents has risen by 8%. But in Sussex, there's actually been a decrease of 17% in the number of posties being bitten.
Royal Mail is urging all dog owners to keep their pets under control.
Nadine Little has been left in shock after her dog was attacked in a park in Ramsgate, leaving him with one eye.
She is now warning other dog owners to think about letting their dogs off their leads.
A dog has been left with one eye following a vicious attack in a park in Ramsgate.
The owner is now warning others about the risks of letting dogs off their leads.
Nadine Little says it's not just breeds on the dangerous dogs register which cause harm.
Police in Gosport are appealing for witnesses after a 7-year-old boy reported that he was bitten by a dog near to Monks Walk at around 1pm yesterday.The child said that he was bitten several times on his arms and back by a Rottweiler puppy or similar breed of dog.
He was left with cuts, scratches and bruises that needed to be treated at hospital.Police would like to speak to an older couple seen with the dog. The woman was in a wheelchair and the man was of large build and had very short grey hair.
Almost 20 lambs and ewes are dead - and many others badly injured - after a vicious dog was allowed to run wild among a flock of sheep on a farm in Hampshire.
It happened at Chawton and sadly this is all too common during the lambing season, despite appeals to dog owners, to keep their pets under control. It has led to a renewed warning that farmers are legally entitled to shoot dogs found worrying their sheep. Sarah Cooper reports.
Almost 20 lambs and ewes are dead and many others badly injured and some unlikely to survive.
That's the result of a vicious dog being allowed to run wild among a flock of sheep on a Hampshire farm.
It happened in Chawton - and sadly this is all too common during the lambing season - despite appeals to dog owners - to keep their pets - under control.
It's led to a renewed warning that farmers are legally entitled to shoot dogs found worrying their sheep.
Officers in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a man and his dog were attacked by another dog on Weymouth Beach. It happened last Tuesday evening near the Esplanade.
The dog, described as light brown, of slim build with shaggy fur, was left badly injured and the man sustained minor hand injuries.
The dog was being walked along the beach off the lead when it was attacked by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The offending dog latched itself on to its throat and had to be pulled away by the victim’s owner and a passer-by. Both the man and his dog had to receive medical treatment. This incident has caused a great deal of distress and left the owner very shocked. I am particularly keen to speak to two women, who also had two or three other dogs with them, who were seen with the Staffordshire Bull Terrier at the time. I urge them to come forward to help us ascertain exactly what happened."
A man was attacked by a dog after an altercation with another man on Albert Road, Southsea.
It is believed that following the altercation, a man set his dog on another man.
The victim had puncture wounds to his arm as a result of the incident.
PC David Freeman said: "This is an apparent directed attack by a bull terrier type dog. I want to deal with the suspect and the dog responsible for this incident as soon as possible in order to prevent it happening to anyone else.”