Suspected dangerous dog seized and man arrested after dog seen off leash in Sutton Common Park
Police have seized a suspected dangerous dog after it was seen being walked in a park without a leash.
A 51-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of a dangerous dog and was taken to Sutton Police station after officers saw two men with the dog in Sutton Common Park.
The dog was seized and will be assessed by the status dog unit after police carried out a warrant under the Dangerous Dogs Act in Forest Road, Stonecot, this morning.
The men said the dog was not theirs and that it belonged to their landlord.
Police patrols have said that the dog was loose behind metal gates on a shared driveway.
There is no evidence the dog has harmed another dog or member of the public.
Stonecot PC Jane Husher, who led the operation, said: "We want local residents to come forward if they believe a prohibited breed is being kept in their community.
"We will act on our own information, and information from local communities, and take appropriate action to deal with prohibited breeds in the borough. Courts can implement certain conditions but will assess each case individually."
For further advice contact Sutton police station on 101 to find out the local number of your Safer Neighbourhoods Team. Alternatively, you can visit:www.met.police.uk/sutton