Woman hurt at Woodbury Common as dog attacks horse

A Devon woman was seriously injured after the horse she was riding was attacked by a pitbull-type dog.

The horse needed stitches after its throat and forelegs were bitten at Woodbury Common near Exeter.

The 50-year-old woman was thrown from her horse. She is being treated for a collapsed lung at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

Police have confirmed the attack happened on Thursday but have not released any more details.

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