Two 'dangerously out of control dogs' attack horses in Lancaster

Beaumont College backs on to a number of fields where police were called. Credit: Google Earth

Two "dangerously out of control dogs" have been seized after they attacked a "number of horses" in a field.

Lancashire Police say multiple officers were called to Beaumont College in Lancaster at 7.10am on Saturday 28 October following reports of the attack.

Officers had warned the public to "be careful" in the area as both dogs, described as a "large, black dog" and "a second possible cockapoo-type", were still on the loose.

But both were found and taken to kennels later in the evening, while the owner was spoken to.

In a statement on Saturday evening, Lancashire Police said: "Earlier today we told you that we’d received a report of two dogs dangerously out of control, near to Beaumont College in Lancaster.

"We were called just after 7.10am to a report that the dogs had attacked several horses in the nearby fields.

"Since then, both dogs have been located and the owner identified. The dogs have been seized and taken to kennels whilst our investigation is underway.

"We appreciate how upsetting this incident will have been for the community and we want to reassure everyone that we take reports of dangerous dogs extremely seriously.

"If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us."

Anyone with information should call 99 quoting log 0303 of October 28.