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Thank you following our Ashbourne appeal after a dog became injured

Posted on 6th April 2017

Earlier this week we issued an appeal to find out what happened after a dog became injured in Ashbourne Town Centre.

The incident took place at around 4.45pm on Thursday, March 30, after a Staffordshire Bull Terrier was tied up outside Lloyds Bank on Compton, Ashbourne whilst the owner went inside.

As the owner was at the counter, they heard their dog yelping and ran out to see it dragging its legs in pain.

We have since issued an appeal to establish what had happened to the dog.

PC Rachel Baggaley said: “We would like to thank everyone for their information and sharing our appeal earlier this week. Several witnesses have now come forward with information.

“The dog was involved in an unfortunate accident and no crime has been committed. The dog had appeared to start jumping on its lead after another dog owner passed with their pet. The lead snapped and the dog, who already suffers with health issues, landed badly on its back legs.”

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