A guide dog has been attacked in Newbury, leaving permanent injuries

A guide dog was off the lead in Shaw Park, by the river on the east side of the A339, at 10am on Monday (5/3) when its owner heard growling and snapping by another dog.

The guide dog’s owner, a 60-year-old woman who is registered blind, called it back. She found the golden Labrador had a cut on an ear, which required treatment at a vets.

Investigating officer PC Mark Simpson, of Newbury Local CID, said:

“We would like to hear from anyone who was in the park at the time and witnessed the incident.

“If you have any information, please call Thames Valley Police on 101, quoting incident reference 43180070370.”