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Warning after dogs kill 20 sheep in Somerset

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Twenty sheep have been killed in an attack by two dogs - according to Avon and Somerset Police.

They've issued a reminder to dog owners that their animals should be kept on a lead.

Sheep and dogs - what is the law?

  • It is an offence to allow a dog to worry sheep. Worrying includes attacking or chasing sheep
  • A person found guilty of livestock worrying can be fined up to £1,000

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Elderly woman attacked by a dog in Plymouth

The dog sunk its teeth into the victim's thigh Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police are appealing for information after an elderly woman was attacked by a dog in Plymouth.

The victim, who is in her seventies, was bitten by a brown Staffordshire bull terrier in the Weston Mill area of Plymouth on Saturday.

The dog was on a on a lead but pulled away from its owner and sunk its teeth into the victim’s thigh, pulling her over on to the pavement in the process.

The dog owner muttered a few words before walking off.

Police would like to speak to the dog owner and any potential witnesses to the attack.

The Staffordshire terrier is described as brown in colour with white flecks.

The owner is described as being a white woman aged around 60. She was wearing a pink jumper. Police have released a CCTV image of her.

Police have released a CCTV image of the dog owner Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

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Police dog attack video appears on the internet

An investigation has begun after a man appeared to be bitten by a police dog in Weston-super-Mare while he was being arrested. You may find the following pictures disturbing.

Footage has emerged on the internet of a man apparently being bitten on the neck by a police dog. The man is lying on his front in the road when the barking dog, which is on a lead, lunges forward and appears to sink its teeth into his neck, dragging him forward a short way.

Avon and Somerset Police say the incident has been referred to their professional standards department for a thorough investigation.

A&S police 'keen to understand what happened'

Police were called to the Regent Street area of Weston-super-Mare in the early hours of Saturday morning to reports of a large fight involving a number of people. During this incident, a man was bitten by a police dog as he was being arrested.

We are aware of a YouTube clip and comments on social media channels about this incident. The incident has been referred to our professional standards department for thorough investigation as we are keen to understand what happened. The YouTube clip is only a few seconds long and doesn't show events before or after the arrest.

– Assistant Chief Constable Louisa Rolfe of Avon & Somerset Police

Internet footage shows man being bitten on the neck

Footage of the incident has emerged on the internet Credit: Youtube

Footage has emerged on the internet of the shirtless man apparently being bitten in the neck in the incident in Weston-super-Mare.

Assistant Chief Constable Louisa Rolfe of Avon and Somerset Police said

"The incident has been referred to our professional standards department for thorough investigation as we are keen to understand what happened."

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