EMERGENCY services were forced to spring into action this weekend after a ‘dog fight’ resulted in more than one casualty.

At around 5.30pm on Saturday (October 9), Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue were contacted by the North West Ambulance Service when a person lay injured on Pendle Hill after being bitten by a dog.

It is believed that there had been “multiple dogs fighting”, which had resulted in “potentially a dead dog on the hill”.

The mountain rescue team said: “The team was deployed and arrived at Pendle Hill alongside police officers.

"Once informed it was indeed safe to proceed, the casualty was given pain relief and treated for several bite wounds, as well as a heated blanket and cas bag to try to keep them warm, before being transported to Blackburn Hospital for further medical attention.

“Once the casualty was dealt with and en-route to the hospital, team members diverted attention to recovering the other dog.

"However, as they started to ascend the hill they were met at one of the gates by a dog, clearly injured, but definitely alive.

“The animal was taken down to its owner who took it on to seek further veterinary care.

“We wish all the casualties the very best.”