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Woman in her 70s knocked down and terrier bitten in 'traumatic' dog attack

The West Highland Terrier was left with 'nasty' injuries Photo:

Two women and a dog have been attacked by three Rottweilers in Poole in Dorset.

At around 9.20pm on Wednesday 6 June the women were walking with their West Highland Terrier at the nature reserve off Border Drive in Upton when they noticed three Rottweilers in the distance.

The dogs were with a man, woman and child but were not on leads.

Shortly afterwards one of the dogs came running toward them and one of the woman, aged in her 40s, picked up their pet to protect him.

She was jumped on from behind and knocked to the ground by the Rottweiler, which began to attack the dog and the woman.

The two other Rottweilers came over and knocked the other woman, aged in her 70s, to the ground.

The man who was with the dogs came over to intervene and managed to get the Rottweilers away from them but then became abusive toward the two women.

He then left with the dogs in the direction of Turlin Moor.

The West Highland Terrier sustained a deep bite to the back of the leg and required veterinary treatment.

The younger woman was left with bite marks and bruising to her arm and hands.

One woman was left with bite marks and bruising

The other woman did not sustain any significant injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police on 101 quoting 55180086829.

Alternatively witnesses can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via

The West Highland Terrier is now recovering

This was a very traumatic incident for the women involved and their dog has been left with nasty injuries.

“We are carrying out enquiries into this incident and I am appealing for any witnesses or anyone who saw a group of people with three Rottweilers in the area on the evening of Wednesday 6 June 2018 to please contact police.”

– PC Sophie Flood, Poole Police