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Dog attack holds clue to Wolverhampton assault

Police are searching for a man or woman possibly suffering from a dog bite who may hold vital clues to a Wolverhampton assault.

The assault, on a 45-year-old woman, happened along Green Lane in Aldersley last Sunday 8th December between 11.45pm and 1am.

It is believed that during the attack the woman's Staffordshire bull terrier may have bitten either the attacker or a passer-by who may be a witness.

Her attacker was described as black, 32 to 35 years, 6ft 2ins tall and wearing a dark-coloured deer hunter hat with ear flaps and black Nike trainers.

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Dog bite boy's father: 'disgusted' by attack

The father of a boy seriously injured after being attacked by a police dog has told ITV News Central he is 'disgusted'.

The 10-year-old was attacked in Oldbury on Sunday (23 June).

Officers were using the German Shepherd, Belgian Malinois cross, to search for four men wh had stolen copper wiring.

The attack happened in a private back garden.

The boy's father has said he is shocked by the incident and is going to be speaking to West Midlands Police tomorrow.

Police apology over dog attack

West Midlands Police have apologised after a police dog attacked a boy in Oldbury.

The 10-year-old suffered serious injuries and is still in hospital, four days later.

The German Shepherd, Belgian Malinois cross was helping officers, after reports of four men stealing copper in the Western Road area of the town.

“This poor young boy has gone through an absolutely horrendous ordeal and my thoughts are with him and his family as he recovers from his injuries.

“We apologise unreservedly for what has happened and have launched an investigation to fully understand exactly how an innocent young lad came to be bitten by a police dog in the safety of his own back garden.

“Police dogs and their handlers receive intensive training and play crucial roles in the arrest of suspects day in day out, but on the very rare occasions where things go wrong, it’s vital we understand why and learn the lessons to ensure it doesn’t happen again."

– Chief Inspector Ian Marsh

10-year-old boy seriously injured after police dog attack

A boy has suffered 'serious injuries' after being bitten by a police dog in Oldbury.

The 10-year-old is still being treated in hospital after the attack, which happened in a private garden in the town last Sunday (23 June).

West Midlands Police say the animal, a German Shepherd, Belgian Malinois cross, was on a leash at the time.

The dog and its handler entered the garden after being called out to Western Road, following reports of four men stealing copper wiring near to the train station.

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Family of week-old baby release statement following inquest

The family of an eight-day-old baby boy has released a statement following an inquest that recorded 'accidental death', after he was bitten by a pet dog in November 2012.

Harry Harper died at his grandparents' home in Telford, Shropshire.

Phil Shakesheff from West Mercia Police, read out the family statement outside Wellington Civic Centre today (April 9).

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