Man arrested and dog seized following recent dog attack
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A man has been arrested and a dog has been seized following a recent dog attack in Castle Grounds.
It happened at about 3pm on Sunday 5 November. A man was walking his dog when it attacked a Cocker Spaniel. The owner was also bitten.
The Spaniel suffered serious injuries. It was taken to a vet but sadly died a short time later.
Fortunately the woman wasn’t seriously injured.
Following the attack, officers spoke to a number of people who saw what happened and have been carrying out enquiries to find out more. We also issued an appeal.
Yesterday (13 November), we arrested a 22-year-old man, from Tamworth, on suspicion of owning a dog dangerously out of control causing injury.
He has since been released on conditional police bail while our enquiries continue.
The suspect dog, which we now believe to be an XL Bully, has been seized and put in secure accommodation.
We would like to thank those who have already come forward with information about what happened. We understand the concern this incident has caused in the local community and we’d like to reiterate that our investigation is still ongoing.
Officers are still keen to speak to anyone who saw what happened or those with footage of the area at the time. Call us on 101, quoting incident 382 of 5 November, or message us using Live Chat on our website.
If you prefer to report anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.