Owner hunt after dog mauling

Police in Manchester are searching for a dog owner whose out-of-control animal mauled a Yorkshire terrier to death. The unknown man and his Akita-type dog were photographed by the terrier's owner.

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Hunt for dog owner after pet is mauled to death

The attacking dog's owner was caught on camera Credit: GMP

Police in Manchester are searching for a dog owner whose out-of-control animal mauled a Yorkshire terrier to death.

The terrier, called Daisy, was attacked in the city's Spinningfields district on May 6 at 4.45pm.

The terrier, Daisy, died in the attack Credit: GMP

Daisy was on her lead. The other dog was not. She suffered terrible injuries, and had to be put to sleep.

The terrier's owner managed to take a picture of the attacking Akita-type dog and its owner, as the man put the animal on a lead and calmly walked away.

The out-of-control dog that attacked the terrier Credit: GMP

PC Gavin Johnson says: “This poor dog was mauled to death in front of both the owner and shocked onlookers."

“I have absolutely no doubt that anyone who saw this would have been horrified and, no doubt, the image would have stayed with them."

Daisy's owner, Stephanie Hopwood - from Sandbach - is said to be traumatised by what happened.

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