New here, first post and its not a happy one sadly.
Around the King George V Playing field / Bishops meadow area I am seeing a lot of dog owners letting there dogs run loose when there is a sign stating dogs must be on its lead, just before the Victoria Bridge,.
As far as I know it is not a designated area where dogs are allowed to run off the lead, also the typical response from the owner is "he isn't dangerous, he wont bite"
As someone who goes jogging in the area I pay special attention to any dog that is running wild, I am not a dog person due to bad experiences with them in the past that I am not willing to listen to any owner who claims there dog is friendly.
If I am jogging and a dog comes out of nowhere bounding towards/ after me, I will kick it away. I have already done this more than once and as always the owner blames me he his inability to control his dog.
Has anyone else has this kind of things happen to them in the area or other places in Hereford ?
I have spoken to a police officer and been told I am fully within my right to defend myself in situations like this, also should the dog be injured or die due to defending myself it's the owners fault.