German shepherd dog seized in Carshalton after woman reports she was bitten

Sutton Guardian: The dog is taken away by police The dog is taken away by police

A German shepherd dog has been seized by police and could be destroyed after reports it attacked a 52-year-old woman, leaving her with puncture wounds.

The dog was picked up in St Benet's Grove, Carshalton, after the woman said it ran from a house and bit her before going back inside then coming out and attacking her again - all while it was off the lead at around 11pm on Thursday, January 3.

Police were picked up the five-year-old dog at midday today and took it to be examined by a vet.

An appointment will be made for the animal's owner to explain what happened to officers.

Sergeant Gill De'Voreaux said: "We have a duty to protect the public from dogs that are reported to be dangerously out of control in public places. If the case goes to court it will be up to the court to decide what should happen to the dog.

"The court may decide that the dog can be returned to its owner subject to certain conditions which would need to be adhered to avoid the dog being destroyed."

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1:08am Sat 12 Jan 13

W MITTY says...

this article gives the biased view that the dog and owner are more than likely guilty.we must remember that the crime has been alleged and has not been investigated and proven yet.
people have been known to exaggerate incidents for monetary gain .
this article gives the biased view that the dog and owner are more than likely guilty.we must remember that the crime has been alleged and has not been investigated and proven yet. people have been known to exaggerate incidents for monetary gain . W MITTY
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