Appeal for witnesses as dog owner left with large vet bill after her dog is attacked by another dog
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Officers from our Derby City Centre Safer Neighbourhood Team are appealing for witnesses after a dog on a lead was attacked by another dog in the city centre.
The incident happened at around 2.20pm on Wednesday, June 19, when the owner of the attacked dog was walking with it on a lead on park land (pictured) between Liversage Street and Carrington Street, Derby.
Her dog was attacked by another dog which was not a lead and was described as being a ‘patchy brown, Staffordshire bull terrier type-dog’. It appeared that this dog was being walked by two women who were described as being around 30-years-of age, one having brown hair and the other blond.
The attacked dog suffered a puncture wound to its neck with the resulting vet bill coming to over £700.
The incident is being investigated by PCSO Paul Wright from the team, who said: “The attack by this dog was particularly nasty as it seems there was an element of encouragement from one of the women walking it and of course, was very worrying for the lady walking her dog on the lead.
“Under the dangerous dog act it is an offence for a dog to be out of control and so we would very much like to speak to the two women who were walking with the Staffordshire bull terrier type dog.”
If you witnessed the incident or know who the two women walking the dog are please make contact with Paul, quoting reference number 19000322652, using any of the following contact methods:
- Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
- Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
- Website – complete the online contact form www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.
- Phone – call us on 101.
You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org