A WOMAN who was nine months pregnant has described her terror after an out-of-control dog floored her grandmother.

In the second report of a vicious dog attack in a week, the woman, who did not want to be named, said that a walk around Falmouth to try and induce her baby almost ended in disaster.

"I was walking with my nan and our cockerpoo, having had an ice cream at Pendennis Point. Marley is quite a timid dog and when he saw two women with dogs coming towards us, he stopped in his tracks.

"My nan pushed him into the bush to keep him out of the way but when the second lady walked past, she suddenly said something like 'he's going to go' and her dog leapt at him, knocking my nan to the ground."

Despite being heavily pregnant, the 23 year-old instinctively went to the aid of her nan, but then also fell to the floor in the scuffle.

"I was shouting and screaming at the woman to get her big dog under control because it was still really close to my nan.

"We were so scared of it. Marley is a bit of a scaredy-cat too. If the woman knew her dog could be like that, I don't know why she didn't cross over to the other side of the road."

Her nan suffered a grazed elbow and a cut to a finger, but more worryingly, when she returned to her feet her back went into spasm and she could not feel the baby moving.

They went to Falmouth Hospital where a check-up thankfully showed that everything was normal.

She then headed back home - and went into labour.

"There was so much adrenaline in me during the day, but just as I got home and started to relax after what had happened, it started at around 10pm. I went to hospital and after a 15 and a half hour labour, I had my son the following day."

The woman, who did not want to be named, contacted the Packet after reading about a separate incident which took place in Tregoniggie Woods last week (see below).

The description of the dog - around two foot tall, sandy, coloured and possibly a bullmastiff or similar breed - matches that of the other aggressive dog.

Her description of the owner - a tall, slim woman with dark, shoulder length hair - also fits that given by Warren Jeffryes, whose dog suffered the fatal attack in the woods.

"I'll never forget that day - I was in shock for ages. We had only gone for a walk because I was overdue, to try and get the baby out. After the dog knocked over my nan I was on the floor shouting and screaming at the woman and she just said something like "he didn't do it on purpose' and walked off with the older lady, who had a Collie.