Man and woman bitten in dog attacks in Tyldesley and Atherton
3:21pm Friday 4th October 2013 in NW
POLICE are investigating two separate incidents where people have suffered dog bites in Atherton and Tyldesley.
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 on Devonshire Road, on the Hag Fold estate at 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 under the Dangerous Dogs Act. The man, aged 24, has been released on bail pending further enquiries.
A week ago Shirley and Michael Anderson, the parents of tragic teenager Jade Lomas-Anderson, who was killed by a pack of dogs earlier this year, were at the launch of Jade's Campaign in Atherton to encourage responsible dog ownership.
Detective Inspector 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 and if anyone knows of any dangerous dogs or has any concerns they should us."
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