Police praise brave dog owner after pet mauled to death in Sutton

Police officers have praised the bravery of a dog owner who tried to protect his beloved Labrador before it was killed in a Sutton dog attack.

Saturday, 24th October 2020, 7:08 pm

The man was walking his pet in Sutton when two dogs escaped from an unattended back garden on Friday at about 8.30am.

The owner tried his best to stop their attack, huddling over his dog and acting like a human shield.

Police are investigating after a dog was mauled to death in Sutton.

He suffered serious injuries to his arm and back as a result.

Officers are now appealing for dog owners to make sure that they have sufficient and secure property boundaries to ensure this doesn't happen again.

Inspector Paul Shortt, who is leading the investigation, said: "This was a horrible incident and has sadly resulted in one dog's death.

"We'd like to praise the dog’s owner who acted so bravely and suffering his own serious injuries.

"He has since had to be treated at King’s Mill Hospital and has been transferred to a specialist ward at Derby Royal Hospital due to the severity of his injuries.

"Force dog handlers joined officers swiftly on scene. Despite their best efforts and a number of different tactics to stop the attacks, they couldn't save the dog's life.

"Officers did successfully control and contain the animals with no further injury and two dogs have been seized. The owners have been interviewed regarding the offence. The investigation continues."

If anyone has any information or witnessed the attack, call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 109 of October 23 2020.

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