New police appeal on beach dog attack

Dorset Echo: New police appeal on beach dog attack New police appeal on beach dog attack

POLICE have renewed a witness appeal after a man and his dog were attacked by another dog in Weymouth.

As reported in the Echo last week, the attack took place on the beach during the evening of Tuesday, February 11.

A dog was left badly injured and its owner suffered a hand injury.

Sergeant Scott McFarland of Weymouth police said: “The dog was being walked along the beach off the lead when it was attacked by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The offending dog latched itself on to its throat and had to be pulled away by the victim’s owner and a passer-by. Both the man and his dog had to receive medical treatment.

“This incident has caused a great deal of distress and left the owner very shocked.

“I am particularly keen to speak to two women, who also had two or three other dogs with them, who were seen with the Staffordshire Bull Terrier at the time. I urge them to come forward to help us ascertain exactly what happened.

“I would like to speak the owner of the offending dog and to any witnesses or anyone with information as soon as possible.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 11:421.

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1:46pm Tue 18 Feb 14

mollyanna says...

Your report is not right 3 DOGS WERE ATTACKING NOT 1
Your report is not right 3 DOGS WERE ATTACKING NOT 1 mollyanna

3:05pm Tue 18 Feb 14

annotater says...

If the irresponsible owners of the dogs in question, obeyed the bye law and kept their dogs on a lead, in a public place at all times, this would never have happened.
When will they learn!
If the irresponsible owners of the dogs in question, obeyed the bye law and kept their dogs on a lead, in a public place at all times, this would never have happened. When will they learn! annotater

6:15pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Hippyhooker says...

annotater wrote:
If the irresponsible owners of the dogs in question, obeyed the bye law and kept their dogs on a lead, in a public place at all times, this would never have happened.
When will they learn!
The dog that was attacked was also off the lead, but two wrongs don't make a right.
[quote][p][bold]annotater[/bold] wrote: If the irresponsible owners of the dogs in question, obeyed the bye law and kept their dogs on a lead, in a public place at all times, this would never have happened. When will they learn![/p][/quote]The dog that was attacked was also off the lead, but two wrongs don't make a right. Hippyhooker

7:46pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Witch Hazel says...

I really hope we get to the bottom of this... I'm a dog lover of over many years.... DOGS SHOULD BE KEPT ON A LEAD AND CONSEQUENTLY THIS WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED. ONLY TODAY I WENT TO WALK MY JR...... AND NOTICED TWO LARGE DOGS OFF LEADS IN THE PARK... SO ABANDONED THE IDEA..... and went elsewhere... We still do not know the fate of the guy or dog in question... it would be nice to hear how they are both getting along...............
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I really hope we get to the bottom of this... I'm a dog lover of over many years.... DOGS SHOULD BE KEPT ON A LEAD AND CONSEQUENTLY THIS WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED. ONLY TODAY I WENT TO WALK MY JR...... AND NOTICED TWO LARGE DOGS OFF LEADS IN THE PARK... SO ABANDONED THE IDEA..... and went elsewhere... We still do not know the fate of the guy or dog in question... it would be nice to hear how they are both getting along............... ..... Witch Hazel

9:09pm Tue 18 Feb 14

VodkaKick says...

The commenter with the photo here again, who won't take matters into their own hands but will assist the law in any way possible.
Telephoned the police again this morning after their fresh appeal for witnesses and offered my evidence photo together with my numerous local sightings of owner & dogs tied outside a certain shop which is indicative of them residing in a certain area.
Will be in touch later today .................
Tomorrow perhaps .............. Or next week ........... Won't hold my breath.
The commenter with the photo here again, who won't take matters into their own hands but will assist the law in any way possible. Telephoned the police again this morning after their fresh appeal for witnesses and offered my evidence photo together with my numerous local sightings of owner & dogs tied outside a certain shop which is indicative of them residing in a certain area. Will be in touch later today ................. Tomorrow perhaps .............. Or next week ........... Won't hold my breath. VodkaKick

10:43pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Bert Fry says...

Witch Hazel wrote:
I really hope we get to the bottom of this... I'm a dog lover of over many years.... DOGS SHOULD BE KEPT ON A LEAD AND CONSEQUENTLY THIS WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED. ONLY TODAY I WENT TO WALK MY JR...... AND NOTICED TWO LARGE DOGS OFF LEADS IN THE PARK... SO ABANDONED THE IDEA..... and went elsewhere... We still do not know the fate of the guy or dog in question... it would be nice to hear how they are both getting along...............

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Don't you think that my be an over-reaction, avoiding the park just because two dogs were off the lead? This anxiety will rub off on your child.
[quote][p][bold]Witch Hazel[/bold] wrote: I really hope we get to the bottom of this... I'm a dog lover of over many years.... DOGS SHOULD BE KEPT ON A LEAD AND CONSEQUENTLY THIS WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED. ONLY TODAY I WENT TO WALK MY JR...... AND NOTICED TWO LARGE DOGS OFF LEADS IN THE PARK... SO ABANDONED THE IDEA..... and went elsewhere... We still do not know the fate of the guy or dog in question... it would be nice to hear how they are both getting along............... .....[/p][/quote]Don't you think that my be an over-reaction, avoiding the park just because two dogs were off the lead? This anxiety will rub off on your child. Bert Fry

10:47pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Bert Fry says...

Thinking on, in a few years time your child could be writing on a echo forum, panicking about seeing a dog off a lead in a park.
Thinking on, in a few years time your child could be writing on a echo forum, panicking about seeing a dog off a lead in a park. Bert Fry

10:47pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Groaner says...

annotater wrote:
If the irresponsible owners of the dogs in question, obeyed the bye law and kept their dogs on a lead, in a public place at all times, this would never have happened.
When will they learn!
The bye- law is that dogs may be walked off the lead on the beach during September to May.

A little less hysteria and a bit more fact please.
[quote][p][bold]annotater[/bold] wrote: If the irresponsible owners of the dogs in question, obeyed the bye law and kept their dogs on a lead, in a public place at all times, this would never have happened. When will they learn![/p][/quote]The bye- law is that dogs may be walked off the lead on the beach during September to May. A little less hysteria and a bit more fact please. Groaner

12:26pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Witch Hazel says...

Bert Fry wrote:
Witch Hazel wrote:
I really hope we get to the bottom of this... I'm a dog lover of over many years.... DOGS SHOULD BE KEPT ON A LEAD AND CONSEQUENTLY THIS WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED. ONLY TODAY I WENT TO WALK MY JR...... AND NOTICED TWO LARGE DOGS OFF LEADS IN THE PARK... SO ABANDONED THE IDEA..... and went elsewhere... We still do not know the fate of the guy or dog in question... it would be nice to hear how they are both getting along...............


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Don't you think that my be an over-reaction, avoiding the park just because two dogs were off the lead? This anxiety will rub off on your child.
Bert Fry... I never had a child with me.
[quote][p][bold]Bert Fry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Witch Hazel[/bold] wrote: I really hope we get to the bottom of this... I'm a dog lover of over many years.... DOGS SHOULD BE KEPT ON A LEAD AND CONSEQUENTLY THIS WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED. ONLY TODAY I WENT TO WALK MY JR...... AND NOTICED TWO LARGE DOGS OFF LEADS IN THE PARK... SO ABANDONED THE IDEA..... and went elsewhere... We still do not know the fate of the guy or dog in question... it would be nice to hear how they are both getting along............... .....[/p][/quote]Don't you think that my be an over-reaction, avoiding the park just because two dogs were off the lead? This anxiety will rub off on your child.[/p][/quote]Bert Fry... I never had a child with me. Witch Hazel

2:26pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Jadief says...

The dog that was attacked underwent 2 and a half hour surgery for it's injurys. I was one of the witnesses to this attack and the 2 lady's that just left after there dogs attacked this poor dog need to be delt with and take responsibility. It's people like this who give a bad name to dog owners.
The dog that was attacked underwent 2 and a half hour surgery for it's injurys. I was one of the witnesses to this attack and the 2 lady's that just left after there dogs attacked this poor dog need to be delt with and take responsibility. It's people like this who give a bad name to dog owners. Jadief

4:50pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Newground says...

Here's a prediction of what the perpetrators might look like when finally apprehended:

1./ Tattooed. Both of them.
2./ Unemployed. At least one of them.
3./ "Hearts of gold." "Rough diamonds." Both of them. (Reference provided by local landlord).
4./ Previous convictions.
5./ Live in Littlemoor.
6./ Have multiple kids from variety of parents with names like Sky, Tootle-Pip or Bellend.

Just saying...
Here's a prediction of what the perpetrators might look like when finally apprehended: 1./ Tattooed. Both of them. 2./ Unemployed. At least one of them. 3./ "Hearts of gold." "Rough diamonds." Both of them. (Reference provided by local landlord). 4./ Previous convictions. 5./ Live in Littlemoor. 6./ Have multiple kids from variety of parents with names like Sky, Tootle-Pip or Bellend. Just saying... Newground

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