Appeal for information after woman bitten by dog in East Dorset

25 March 2020
Officers investigating an incident where a woman was bitten by a dog at a country park in East Dorset are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

At around 10.30am on Thursday 19 March 2020 a woman aged in her 40s was running in Moors Valley Country Park with her dog when another dog, believed to be a Border Collie, approached them.

The Collie was barking and circled around them before biting the woman’s leg, causing two puncture wounds that bled immediately.

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

Dorset Police received a previous report of a dog believed to be Collie biting a dog walker on Wednesday 29 January 2020 at the country park and was made aware by staff that there had been a further five reports of a Border Collie attacking runners.

Police Constable Jennie Sykes-Martin, of Dorset Police, 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 is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200043149. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via

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