Dogs attack heavily pregnant woman and husband at Westbury White Horse

Pregnant woman and husband victims of dog attack at Westbury White Horse. Credit: PA Images

A heavily pregnant woman and her husband have been attacked by two large mastiff type dogs while walking their Chihuahuas.

The couple were at the Westbury White Horse at around 7pm on Tuesday 18 April when a pair of dogs bit them, causing puncture wounds to their hands, arms and legs. The woman, who's heavily pregnant, fell to the ground during the attack.

What we know so far:

  • The dogs are described as large and muscular with short tan fur.

  • Neither had a collar on.

  • The owner is believed to be female, in her late 60s, wearing glasses.

  • She was wearing a black jacket, black leggings and brown boots.

  • She's said to have left the scene in a green Mini.

Police are investigating the incident and want to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who recognises the description of the woman.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where details can be left anonymously if preferred.

This was an extremely terrifying experience for the couple and their small dogs. Both Chihuahuas have had to receive emergency veterinary care overnight. Fortunately their injuries are not thought to be life threatening and they are expected to make a full recovery.

PC Matt Fry