Essex police horses on the mend after dog attack

  • Two police horses that were wounded last week (12 January) in a dog attack while on patrol in Chelmsford, Essex, are recovering well.

    The horses, named Bella and Biscuit, suffered deep cuts when they were chased and bitten by a dog. Their riders, PC Frank Pallet and PC Sarah Fisk,were thrown from the horses, but were uninjured.

    Biscuit was most seriously injured, and has been stitched from elbow to hoof; Bella has stitches in two shoulder wounds, and also suffered puncture wounds on her body. But the stitches are healing nicely.

    “Bella and Biscuit are doing well,” said a spokesman for Essex Police. “They have been ridden out today [Wednesday 19 January] for the first time since the incident and we hope they will be well enough to go back on patrol next week.”

    A 34-year-old woman has been arrested and questioned on suspicion of having a dangerous dog. She has been bailed until 28 January.

    A dog has been seized by the police and they are investigating offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

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