Two arrests after people are bitten by dogs
POLICE are investigating two incidents where people have been bitten by dogs.
On Tuesday afternoon a 24-year-old man was knocked to the ground and had his ear bitten by a Japanese Akita dog near the Canal Duke pub in Stour Road, Tyldesley.
Police have seized the dog and arrested the owner, a 43-year-old man, under the Dangerous Dogs Act.
The following day a 21-year-old woman was walking her dog in Devonshire Road, on the Hag Fold estate in Atherton, when a Staffordshire Bull Terrier attacked her dog and bit the woman’s finger.
The owner voluntarily handed the dog over and was arrested.
The man, aged 24, has been released on bail. Det Insp Graham Atherton, said: “Thankfully the two people have not been seriously injured.
“However, both are dogs capable of causing far more serious injuries and we have acted and responded quickly to seize both dogs and arrest both owners.
“It is important that all dog owners act sensibly when with their pets in public. If anyone knows of any dangerous dogs or has any concerns, they should contact us.”
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