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Decrease of Sussex posties being bitten by dogs

Royal Mail are urging dog owners to keep their dogs under control Credit: PA

More than 40 postmen and women in Sussex have been attacked by dogs in the last year.

Nationally, the number of incidents has risen by 8%. But in Sussex, there's actually been a decrease of 17% in the number of posties being bitten.

Royal Mail is urging all dog owners to keep their pets under control.

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Appeal after dog attack in Gosport

Police in Gosport are appealing for witnesses after a 7-year-old boy reported that he was bitten by a dog near to Monks Walk at around 1pm yesterday.The child said that he was bitten several times on his arms and back by a Rottweiler puppy or similar breed of dog.

He was left with cuts, scratches and bruises that needed to be treated at hospital.Police would like to speak to an older couple seen with the dog. The woman was in a wheelchair and the man was of large build and had very short grey hair.

Lambs orphaned after dog kills 20 sheep at Hants farm

Almost 20 lambs and ewes are dead - and many others badly injured - after a vicious dog was allowed to run wild among a flock of sheep on a farm in Hampshire.

It happened at Chawton and sadly this is all too common during the lambing season, despite appeals to dog owners, to keep their pets under control. It has led to a renewed warning that farmers are legally entitled to shoot dogs found worrying their sheep. Sarah Cooper reports.

Lambs orphaned after dog attack at Hampshire farm

Lambs that have been orphaned are nursed by farmers Credit: ITV Meridian

Almost 20 lambs and ewes are dead and many others badly injured and some unlikely to survive.

That's the result of a vicious dog being allowed to run wild among a flock of sheep on a Hampshire farm.

It happened in Chawton - and sadly this is all too common during the lambing season - despite appeals to dog owners - to keep their pets - under control.

It's led to a renewed warning that farmers are legally entitled to shoot dogs found worrying their sheep.

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Dog attack in Weymouth

Officers in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a man and his dog were attacked by another dog on Weymouth Beach. It happened last Tuesday evening near the Esplanade.

The dog, described as light brown, of slim build with shaggy fur, was left badly injured and the man sustained minor hand injuries.

The dog was being walked along the beach off the lead when it was attacked by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The offending dog latched itself on to its throat and had to be pulled away by the victim’s owner and a passer-by. Both the man and his dog had to receive medical treatment. This incident has caused a great deal of distress and left the owner very shocked. I am particularly keen to speak to two women, who also had two or three other dogs with them, who were seen with the Staffordshire Bull Terrier at the time. I urge them to come forward to help us ascertain exactly what happened."

– Sergeant Scott McFarland, of Weymouth police

Appeal after Portsmouth dog attack

CCTV image of man who set his dog on another man Credit: Hampshire Police

A man was attacked by a dog after an altercation with another man on Albert Road, Southsea.

It is believed that following the altercation, a man set his dog on another man.

The victim had puncture wounds to his arm as a result of the incident.

PC David Freeman said: "This is an apparent directed attack by a bull terrier type dog. I want to deal with the suspect and the dog responsible for this incident as soon as possible in order to prevent it happening to anyone else.”

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