Two charged over Victoria picnic attack

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Two people have been charged over a picnic attack at a Melbourne park during which the victims' masks were ripped from their faces.

A 35-year-old woman and a 44-year-old man, both from Box Hill North, have been charged over the attack at Slater Reserve in Blackburn North on Thursday.

Both have been charged with affray.

The woman was also charged with two counts of unlawful assault and the man with two counts of wilfully urging a dog to attack.

Two women, aged 43 and 51, were assaulted during a picnic at the park with their two 12-year-old daughters.

Two males who came to their aid were also injured after being bitten on the hand by a dog.

The two girls were not injured during the incident.

The man and woman who were charged were bailed to appear at Ringwood Magistrates Court on March 25 next year.

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