Woman attacked by three dogs who drag her to the ground screams for help as South London residents left terrified

7 June 2023, 19:05 | Updated: 8 June 2023, 06:29

A woman has been attacked by three dogs in Lambeth
A woman has been attacked by three dogs in Lambeth. Picture: Social media

By Will Taylor

South London residents have been left terrified after three dogs attacked a woman in a green space between flats.

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A witness has recorded the moment one of the large dogs jumps at her, bouncing up to shoulder height before she flees.

A person in a hoody appears to try and restrain the animals, but two chase the woman to a fence.

She falls to the ground and screams out as the dogs surround her and continue to jump at her.

At one point, a dog appears to bite down towards her lower back and she yells out.

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One then drags her by the arm and she falls to the ground again, with one dog refusing to let go and seemingly dragging her as she screams.

The person in the hoody holds back two but a third then grabs her arm as she tries to throw it off. The person then tries to grab the third dog but the woman is again leapt at.

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Footage has shocked residents
Footage has shocked residents. Picture: Social media
The attack has terrified locals
The attack has terrified locals. Picture: Social media

The shocking 51-second footage has been sent to LBC, but it was unclear whether the woman knew the person in the hoody and the dogs.

Footage was shared to a local residents' WhatsApp group in Stepney but police confirmed the incident took place in Lambeth.

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The Met Police said in a statement: "Officers were called at 12:15pm on Tuesday 6th June to Abbots Park, Lambeth SW2.

"A woman in her mid-20s had reported being attacked by three dogs.

"Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended the scene.

"The woman was taken to hospital where she is being treated for a significant injury to her right arm, the injuries are not life threatening.

"The man in charge of the dogs had left with the animals prior to police arrival.

"Enquires are in hand to trace the dogs and owner."

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