Essex

Essex woman admits dog attack on police horses

Police horses Bella and Biscuit before the attack
Image caption Bella suffered wounds to her shoulder while Biscuit was more seriously hurt

A woman has admitted owning a dog which was dangerously out of control in a public place after two police horses were bitten while on patrol in Essex.

Bella and Biscuit were attacked by Staffordshire bull terrier Tyson in Chelmsford in January.

Town magistrates heard Pc Frank Pallett and Pc Sarah Fiske were thrown from the horses but were uninjured.

Samantha Symonds, 34, of Eaves Crescent, Chelmsford, is due to be sentenced in March.

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