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Woman sustains "serious injuries" after dog attack

A woman has sustained serious injuries to her forearms requiring treatment in hospital after being attacked by a dog that had attacked and killed her own dog in Victoria Park in Cardiff.

The dog responsible has been seized by police officers, but the owner is yet to be identified.

The dog, seized by police, is described as being of a ‘Pit-bull’ type appearance and is a distinctive blue-grey colour.

Officer gets £6,000 compensation for police dog bite

Library picture of a police dog Credit: PA

A police officer won more than £6,250 from the South Wales force for being bitten by one of their own dogs.

The officer launched a legal claim for compensation after the police dog sunk its teeth into the PC's leg during a raid.

The force also paid out £3,650 in legal fees settling the injured officer's claim.

South Wales Police defended the police dog pay-out - one of 11 compensation settlements to officers totalling more than £55,000 last year.


Police: No action to be taken against dog's owner

South Wales Police say they will not take any action against the owner of a dog that attacked a woman in Treherbert.

The force said that the dog responsible for the attack, which occurred inside the premises, was an American Bull Dog which is not an illegal breed.

In a statement they said that they found a 22 year old woman who had sustained serious but non life threatening wounds to her forearms as a result of an attack by a dog.

The woman owner of the dog, who is well known to the victim of the attack, agreed for the dog to be destroyed and this procedure has taken place.

The woman was taken to Royal Glamorgan Hospital for treatment, but has since been transferred to Morriston Hospital for further specialist treatment.

Woman in hospital after 'dog attack'

A 22 year old woman is in hospital with injuries to her arms after being attacked by a bulldog.

South Wales Police say they were called to a home in Baglan Street, Treherbert at 10pm last night.

A spokesman for the force said the owner of the dog had agreed for it to be destroyed.

On arrival they found a 22 year old female had been set upon by what is believed to be an American bulldog, sustaining injuries to her arms.

The female was conveyed to Royal Glamorgan Hospital for treatment to her injuries.

– South Wales Police spokesperson