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A man and woman have been released on conditional police bail following a dog attack in Stoke-on-Trent recently.
Shortly after 9pm on Wednesday (1 November), firearms officers went to Ellgreave Street in Burslem following reports of a dog attack.
Members of the public tried to stop two dogs, believed to be XL Bullys, who attacked a Chihuahua.
Sadly, the Chihuahua died a short time later.
Two people suffered minor injuries at the scene. They did not need any hospital treatment.
A third person, a man in his 30s, suffered injuries to his arms and legs and is currently in hospital. His injuries aren’t life-threatening.
Both of the dogs involved in the attack were contained by officers and have since been secured.
A 29-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman, from Stoke-on-Trent, were both arrested on suspicion of owning a dog dangerously out of control.
They have since been released on conditional police bail. We are continuing to carry out enquiries in the area and are encouraging anyone with any information to get in touch with us.
On 8 January this year, we also received a separate report of a dangerous dog in the Burslem area.
The dog, believed to be an XL Bully, attacked another dog in the street. The dog was not injured and there were no other reported injuries.
The owner was later spoken to by officers and given advice around making sure the dog is under control at all times.
If you have any information which can help us with our investigation, call us on 101, quoting incident 697 of 1 November, or message us using Live Chat on our website.
If you prefer to report anonymously, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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