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Woman taken to hospital after dog attack

A woman is being treated in hospital after a dog attack in Kent.

Kent Police were called to Walmer Road in Whitstable at 12:53pm this afternoon to reports a woman had been injured by a dog at her address.

The dog was removed from the property by police and transferred to a local vet.

The woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment for minor injuries.

Witness appeal after woman & chihuahua attacked

Were you near Appley Walk on Monday 15 February?

Police are appealing for information after a woman reported being bitten by a dog while she was out walking her own dog in Ryde on the Isle of Wight.

The woman said that as she and her chihuahua walked past a dog tied to a post on Appley Walk, the tethered animal broke free and attacked her pet. She said she was bitten on the lip while she tried to retrieve her pet from the other dog's mouth. The chihuahua suffered no long-term injuries.

It's believed that the dog which attacked the woman and her pet was of the boxer breed, brindle in colour - a sort of patchy brown shade, tethered to a blue / red lead and it was wearing a black collar.

The incident happened near the Appley Tower landmark, at about 3.30pm on Monday 15th February.

“Where you at Appley Tower at the time of the incident? Did you see what happened or do you know who the owners of the dog are?

“... We would also like to take this opportunity to remind all dog owners to be responsible when walking their dogs in public and to ensure they are under control at all times."

– Police Constable Dave Hughes, Hampshire Constabulary

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to get in touch by calling 101, quoting 44160067671, or calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Reindeer killed and another seriously injured by pack of dogs

Reindeer killed in dog attack Credit: Emma's Farm

A reindeer has been killed and another seriously injured by a pack of dogs at a Hampshire petting farm.

The attacked took place at Twelve Oaks Farm in Swanmore late yesterday night. The reindeer - one named Comet - was killed in the attack, another called Candy suffered severe injuries.

Hampshire Constabulary said officers had seized five dogs found loose on the land in connection with the attack, but no arrests have yet been made.

Police are investigating criminal damage to farmland in Brickyard Road, Winchester, some time between 11.30pm last night (Dec 4) and 12.30am this morning (Dec 5).

Police have seized five dogs that were found loose on the land. No arrests have been made at this time.


Appeal for witnesses following dog attack

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information after a dog bit a woman’s leg while she jogged along the Thames Path, Henley on Thames.

Between approximately 6.55pm and 7.05pm last Tuesday the victim, a 27-year-old woman, was running with her friend and dog along the path.

They ran past a man and his dog who snarled at the victim’s dog. They ran back towards them again a short while later and the man’s dog ran towards the victim’s dog. The man’s dog sunk its teeth into the victim’s right thigh causing bleeding, swelling and bruising.

The dog owner is white, tall, slim and in his seventies. He was wearing a blazer and chinos.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who may have information on this attack or may know the owner of the dog, this is a popular area for dog walking and at this time of day it is likely people would have seen the incident take place. Anyone with information should call Thames Valley Police via the 101 number.”

– PC Elizabeth Masters from Henley on Thames police station

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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