German shepherd attacks 7-year-old and two men in terrified attack, police launch search for ‘escaping’ owner
- Police received call of ‘aggressive’ dog at Thornton Heath in London
Police are searching for the owner of a German Shepherd dog who allegedly injured a 7-year-old child and two others in a vicious attack.
Police rushed to the scene at Thornton Heath. Londonjust before 9am yesterday, we received a report of an “aggressive” dog.
A child and a man were found with bite wounds, but another man called emergency services saying he had been attacked as well.
None of the injuries were said to be life-threatening.
according to My LondonThe dog was captured by the police while its owner was on the run.
Broughton Road, Thornton Heath, London, where dog attack allegedly took place (stock image)
“The dog, believed to be of the German Shepherd breed, has been seized by police and will be evaluated,” a police spokesperson told the newspaper.
“Investigations are underway to identify the dog’s owner and determine its location.”
MailOnline has reached out to the Metropolitan Police and the London Ambulance Service for comment.
Incident happens a few days later Mother of 10-year-old boy who died after being scratched by dog calls for law changesaying, “Enough is enough.”
Emma Whitfield, 32, is calling out the “Jack Rhys Act” after her son’s name.
He suffered fatal injuries after going home to play for South Wales on 8 November 2022 after being hit by Sevenstone’s XL Bully.
Neighbors rushed to help and deal with the ferocious dog, but it wasn’t enough and Jack tragically died on the spot.
Ms Whitfield supports a campaign to overhaul dangerous dog laws. She hopes not only stronger rules will be considered, but also harsher penalties for owners of dangerous dogs. Stop illegal and irresponsible breeding and sales.
Downing Street has previously said a working group involving police, city council and animal welfare experts is looking at ways to reduce dog attacks and promote responsible dog ownership.
“Several horrific incidents have occurred and we offer our thoughts and sympathies to those affected,” the prime minister’s official spokesman said.
“We know that dog attacks can have tragic consequences, so we are taking many measures to protect people.”
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12147373/German-Shepherd-mauls-seven-year-old-child-two-men-horror-attack-owner-run.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 German Shepherd Attacks 7-Year-Old and 2 Men, Owner ‘On the Run’