Claims mauling dog has attacked again - The Redditch Standard

Claims mauling dog has attacked again

Redditch Editorial 9th Oct, 2014 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016   0

THE DOG involved in a vicious mauling of an elderly lady and her pet appears to have been involved in another attack.

A dog and its owner have been allegedly targeted by the same animal, just over a week week after the Standard reported how 83-year-old Doreen Nicholson and her Yorkshire Terrier Benjy were left needing medical attention following an incident in Hatfield Close near Arrow Vale playing fields.

The second attack happened about 10pm on Saturday (October 4) in Matchborough. A man, who did not want to be named, was walking his small eight-year-old dog when a white dog with a brown patch on one eye – matching the description given after the previous incident – launched itself at his pet.

He ended up dragging it across the road to get it to loosen its grip on his dog and then managed to get it into someone’s garden, shutting the gate behind it to ensure it could do no more damage.

But during the ten-minute ordeal, he was bitten on the forearm and calf and his pet was left with more than ten puncture wounds, bloodshot eyes, cuts to its legs and swollen joints.

Despite treatment by a vet and several days recovery, the man said his dog could still not go out on walks.

“Until we find out what has happened I can’t even take my dog out. It was a big white dog exactly matching the description in the paper.” he said.

“The window is left open on the ground floor flat where it lives so it goes in and out on its own. It attacked an Alsatian about a week before my dog was attacked and another man told me it had gone for his Staffie but he had managed to pick it up and run away in time.”

A West Mercia Police spokeswoman confirmed the dog had been taken overnight to Redditch Police Station and collected the following morning (Sunday) by the dog warden. Investigations are ongoing to confirm whether the two incidents are linked and no arrests have been made.

The dog warden said the animal was an American bulldog.

Anyone with any information should call police on 101, quoting incident reference number 819-s-031014, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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