Date 24 March 2023
A police horse has been injured after a dog attack in an east London park, police have confirmed.
Video circulating on social media shows a dog attacking the horse while two mounted officers were on patrol in Victoria Park, in the London borough of Tower Hamlets.
The horse, known as Urbane, suffered bite wounds to its leg and torso and had to be taken to the vet but is expected to return to duty after recovering.
Footage of the attack on social media showed Urbane buckling as the dog clamped its jaws around its leg, refusing to release its grip for several seconds. A man can be seen jabbing at the dog with a large stick as an officer is heard shouting “get hold of that dog.”