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Police thank public for their help as they investigate the death of Yorkshire Terrier

Posted on 19th December 2017
Mitch the Yorkie Mitch

The officer in charge of investigating an attack on a dog in Derby, has thanked the public for their help. 

The incident happened on the morning of Friday, November 24, when Mitch the Yorkshire Terrier was being walked by his owner at the junction of Castleton Avenue and Offerton Avenue. 

The attack by other dogs, left Mitch with such severe injuries that he later died. 

Sergeant Alex Wood, who is in charge of the Littleover and Blagreaves Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “I would like to thank all the people who made contact with us after our appeal for information. 

“Due to the information we received we have now traced both the person who was walking the dogs and the dogs’ owner and will now be deciding on our next course of action. 

“This will include a review of the circumstances and of course involves talking to the owners of Mitch, who are understandably upset about the situation. 

“It is not possible to comment on this individual case at this point, however, it is worth reminding dog owners, and those in charge of dogs, that they have a responsibility to keep them under control.” 

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