Shocking moment: An out-of-control dog attacks the police horse as officers yell at the owner to put the leash on him and brave witnesses try to stop the animal
- The footage was captured in Victoria Park, in Hackney, London, yesterday.
- Police officers are heard yelling for the dog to be put on a leash immediately.
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This is the terrifying moment an out-of-control dog attacked two police horses in a park.
The footage, captured yesterday by a passerby in Victoria Park, London, shows a small dog attacking the two horses as officers yell for it to be put on a leash.
Members of the public are seen to intervene, with a man using a long stick to try to lead the dog away from the horses.
Officers were heard yelling ‘catch the dog now’, ‘catch the dog’ and ‘go ahead’ as they tried to control the violently kicking horses.
The camouflaged man appears to be the owner who appears to back off as other people intervene.
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The footage, captured yesterday by a passerby in Victoria Park, London, shows a small dog attacking the two horses as officers yell for them to put the leash on it.
An officer dismounted the horse immediately after the dog walked away and yelled for the dog to be put on the leash immediately.
One of the mounts is believed to have sustained leg injuries and both are traumatized after the dog bit into their legs and body.
A 37-year-old witness told the Sun she was walking her dog when she saw the other canine looking at the horses.
She said: ‘It was shocking and terrifying. You could say it was wrong. I saw the dog and the body language was too interested in the horses and was going to antagonize them.
“Officers were trying to get the owner to control and secure the dog.”
She said one person managed to grab the dog, but the owner took his time putting the dog on a leash.
One of the mounts is believed to have sustained leg injuries and both were left traumatized after the dog bit into their legs and body.
The witness added that she was “apologising” that she couldn’t do anything to help, but felt she had to keep her own dog under control.
He accused some dog breed type owners of buying them just for “status” and urged dog owners to keep their pets on a leash.
The Metropolitan Police have been contacted for comment.