Woman injured and dog killed in alleged dog attack at Clipstone

A pit bull type dog is reported to have attacked a woman and killed another dog at a popular Clipstone beauty spot today.

Wednesday, 9th August 2017, 5:26 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 1:03 pm

The entrance to Vicars Water was cordoned off for several hours this afternoon as police dealt with the incident.

The Air Ambulance and fire services were reported to have been called.

A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said:”Officers were called at 11am today to a report of a dog attack at Vicar Water Country Park, Clipstone.

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“A 23 year-old woman was taken to hospital with injuries not thought to be life threatening .”

“Officers have recovered a dog they believe died as a result of the incident.

“Four dogs have also been seized as part of the investigation. Officers are not looking for any others in relation to the incident.”

Enquiries are ongoing.

A witness at the scene told Chad: “There was a commotion and a girl was shouting “Help me help me”. She was with her young daughter.

“Apparently a dog had bit them and then killed her dog.

“Someone contacted the police and they got hold of the dogs.

“It is just ridiculous - there was a young girl aged around 16-18 with four dogs, with two off the lead.

“It is a problem and it’s not the first time it has happened around here.

“It turned my stomach - I have a dog and bring him here most days, it could have been me.”

He described one of the dogs as a ‘pit bull type’ pure white with blood around its face.