A HORSE was attacked by a dog in Callands yesterday afternoon.

The rider was thrown from her horse and reportedly kicked after the animal was spooked by the attack in Sankey Valley Park at around 4pm on Sunday, July 12.

It is believed that the horse suffered injuries to the face after the incident, which allegedly involved a Staffordshire bull terrier owned by a man riding a mobility scooter.

Meanwhile, the horse rider’s partner was also bitten by the dog after attempting to intervene.

Police and ambulance attended the scene near to the car park off North Park Brook Road, with the dog taken home by the owner after being ‘brought under control’.

A Cheshire Police spokesman said: “Shortly before 4pm, officers were called to reports of an incident on North Park Brook Road.

“Officers attended the scene and found that a dog had attacked a horse on a public footpath.

“As a result of the incident, the rider had been thrown from the horse – the rider’s partner attempted to control the dog, and during the process he was also bitten.

“The dog was subsequently brought under control and taken home by the owner.

“Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and anyone with any injuries is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident number IML752929.”