OAP knocked down and injured by dog in park

Audrey Moore after she was knocked over by a dog in a Halifax park.
Audrey Moore after she was knocked over by a dog in a Halifax park.

A 90-year-old woman was badly injured after she was knocked down by an unleashed dog as she was walking in a park.

Audrey Moore, of Eversley Mount, Halifax, was walking with a friend in West View Park, nearby, when she noticed a woman, pushing a pram, with a large black unleashed but muzzled dog.

“The dog charged towards me; the next thing I recall was being knocked to the ground.

“It was a good job the dog was muzzled otherwise it could have bitten me.”

Two women came to Audrey’s aid and called for an ambulance. She was then taken to Calderdale Royal A&E where she was treated for the cuts and bruises she’d sustained in the attack.

“I just wanted to come home and have a bath.”

But since the accident, Audrey’s been unable to take a bath and has been confined to the upstairs of her home as she’s had to use walking sticks.

Calderdale Council’s head of environment Mark Thompson said: “We’ve informed the dog warden and park manager. We’re looking further at the details and are considering whether further action is appropriate. Incidents involving dogs should be reported to the police in the first instance.”