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Police: Dog attack 'very distressing' for owner

Police are appeal for help after a woman and her spaniel were attacked by a loose mastiff-type dog on a street in Coventry.

PC Tony Sedgley, from West Midlands Police said:

"This was a very distressing ordeal for the woman and her pet. The dog was badly injured and needed to be treated by a vet.?

"We understand that a man did speak to the lady and told her that the dog belonged to his sister. That his sister had been ill and the dog hadn’t been walked for a number of days.

"I would urge this man to call me or one of my team so we can hear his side of the story. I would also like to appeal to the owner or any witnesses to contact me on 101."

Dog & owner injured by loose Mastiff in street attack

The injuries suffered to the dog after the attack in Coventry Credit: West Midlands Police

Police are appealing for help after a woman and her dog were attacked by a dog on the loose in Coventry.

The woman in her 50s was walking home along Lake View Road at around 3.00pm on Saturday 5 April when a loose mastiff-type dog attacked her spaniel.

When she tried to intervene to protect her pet she was bitten on the arm. Police say a man did come to retrieve the loose dog, but no details were exchanged before he left.

The woman has been left very distressed by the incident, and the dog was badly injured.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact West Midlands Police on the 101 number, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.


'Most dangerous dog' police have seen to be destroyed

A dog labelled the "most dangerous" police have ever seen has been ordered to be destroyed by a judge after it attacked a young girl.

The Japanese Akita, called Diesel, clamped down on nine-year-old Amy Hryhoruk's head, leaving her with serious injuries.

The scars left on nine-year-old Amy Hryhoruk's head after the attack Credit: Newsteam International

A court heard the animal had "stalked" Amy home and attacked her just yards from her home in Rushall, Walsall, on May 5 last year.

Her father Simon saved her by managing to wrestle it away from her, suffering bites to his hands and legs himself.

Nirmal Singh, aged 60, was looking after the dog at the time for his son Amrit Pal, and has been fined £750.

Amy with her father, Simon, who wrestled the dog away from her Credit: Newsteam International

Man jailed for twelve months following dangerous dog attacks

A man has been jailed for 12 months after his dogs savagely attacked members of the public in St Leonards, East Sussex.

Spencer Brown, formerly of Marline Road, St Leonards, who now lives in Northamptonshire admitted six counts of owning a dog which was dangerously out of control in a public place, at Hastings Magistrates' Court last month.

The 21-year-old also pleaded guilty to a further four counts of owning a dog dangerously out of control in a public place.

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Woman calls for tougher laws on dangerous dogs

A woman whose dog was mauled to death by another dog is calling for tougher legislation.

Beverley Beard was walking her four Yorkshire Terriers in Southglade Park in Nottingham when one of them was attacked by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

The Yorkshire Terrier had to be put down.

Ms Beard now wants the Dangerous Dogs Act amended so that owners are held properly accountable for the behaviour of their animal.

Dog owner calls for stricter laws on dangerous dogs

Dog owner Beverley Beard is calling for strict laws surrounding dangerous dogs Credit: ITV Central

Dog owner Beverley Beard is calling for strict laws surrounding dangerous dogs after one of her Yorkshire Terriers was killed by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier at a park in Nottingham.Ms Beard was walking her dogs at Southglade Park in Top Valley when the bull terrier attacked.

The Yorkshire Terrier named Boston was grabbed at the back and shaken violently.

He later was put down at the vets.

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