Fox is attacked by dogs in North Yorkshire

A fox was attacked by a pack of dogs on a main road causing several vehicles to stop as the incident took place.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 17th February 2017, 3:19 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 8:44 am

Several members of the public reported yesterday's incident to North Yorkshire Police who are now investigating.

According to social media reports, the fox died as a result of the attack but police were unable to confirm this at this stage of the investigation.

A force spokesperson said that at about 1.40pm police were called to the B1249 between Foxholes village and Staxton Hill, after reports of a number of dogs attacking the animal in the carriageway.

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Several vehicles were forced to stop at the scene, and officers are appealing for anyone who witnessed this to get in touch, in particular the driver of a Sainsbury’s van, which may have been first at the scene.

Witnesses are asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101 with any information, or email [email protected] Quote reference number 12170026974.