A DOG owner has spoken of her 'worst nightmare' as her Staffordshire bull terrier was run over by a youth on a quad bike.

Millie Wood took three-year-old Reggie out for his walk before bed at 10.15pm on Wednesday off Burnley Road in Colne.

The 20-year-old said: "For half an hour before that, I kept hearing this quad, it was really loud.

"I looked out my window and there was a group of young lads, wearing joggers and hoodies with their hoods up. But then it went quite for 10 minutes so that’s when I took him out for a wee.

"Then all of a sudden, one of the boys came flying down the lane and around the corner on the quad.

"It was very dark and it all happened so quick. The bike went straight into Reggie, and he went flying and hit the ground. He was whimpering and squealing so loud.

"The kid quickly turned around on the quad and I shouted to him 'You have run over my dog'. I was confused as to what had just happened and I was really upset.

"He didn’t say anything he had already turned around and was going back up the lane.

"I was more concerned about my dog. I went and got him off the floor and picked him up and took him home where my mum looked after him. He was shaking and scared.

"I quickly got my dad and we both walked up the lane to see if they were still there. They weren’t there, they had fled and left the quad bike. I then rang the police and they came quickly.

"They took my details and tried looking for the lads but couldn’t find them. They also took the quad."

Millie was taking Reggie to the vets yesterday afternoon as he was limping and had scratches down his stomach.

She said: "I have had him since he was a puppy. He’s the kindest, gentlest dog. He is already a really nervous dog as it is, so this has shook him up more."

Millie has had people contact her saying they saw a nuisance quad bike speeding down Ruskin Avenue around 8.30pm on the same night.

She said: "It really was my worst nightmare but could it have been an elderly person, or a child they had crashed into. It could have been much more serious and they could have killed someone."

A police spokesman said: "We can confirm the incident took place off Burnley Road, Colne, at around 10.10pm on March 17.

"The quad has been recovered and enquiries are on going to trace the owner.

"If you know any information about the incident then call 101 and quote the log number LC-20210317-1598."