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Dog handed to police after horse attacked on bridleway

A dog has been surrendered to Northamptonshire Police after a horse and rider were attacked on a bridleway in Northamptonshire.

Shelley Odell and 20-year-old Jake were on the Brampton Valley Way, near Hanging Houghton last week, when a Staffordshire Bull terrier, gave chase.

Jake sustained injuries to his chest and sheath.

A Northamptonshire Police spokesman said the owner of the dog had been “very cooperative”, and the incident is being investigated.

This report was first published in Horse & Hound (14 February, ’08)

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