Police investigate Bank Park dog attack

Warrington Guardian: Police investigate Bank Park dog attack Police investigate Bank Park dog attack

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a dog attacked another dog in Bank Park.

Officers from Warrington Town Centre NPU say a woman was walking with her pet, an Alsatian-Border Collie cross, close to the Town Hall.

It was then attacked by another dog, a golden retriever, being walked by a man in his 20s, with short hair.

Police say the cross breed dog was injured during the attack, with the owner, who was wearing a long lime coloured top, making a complaint.

Both animals were off leads.

The incident happened at 7.30am on April 10.

Anyone with information can call police on 101.

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12:49pm Wed 16 Apr 14

dignified lawman says...

so what ! dogs fighting , whats new
so what ! dogs fighting , whats new dignified lawman
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12:52pm Wed 16 Apr 14

chumhill says...

How the hell can you complain both dogs off leads then you take your chance.
How the hell can you complain both dogs off leads then you take your chance. chumhill
  • Score: 7

4:25pm Wed 16 Apr 14

SAC_in_Warrington says...

Prosecute both for having their dogs of their leads in a public park, and i hope that they both picked up their dogs feces and took them home to dispose if it reasonably.
Prosecute both for having their dogs of their leads in a public park, and i hope that they both picked up their dogs feces and took them home to dispose if it reasonably. SAC_in_Warrington
  • Score: 8

4:07pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Orsino says...

It's not illegal to have your dog off its lead, as long as your dog is well-behaved and not a danger to others.The dog in this case was very friendly and well-trained and his owner would be the first to challenge another dog owner for not picking up after their dog.

To suggest that both parties should be prosecuted is ridiculous, and the police clearly agree as they asked the WG to post this story.
It's not illegal to have your dog off its lead, as long as your dog is well-behaved and not a danger to others.The dog in this case was very friendly and well-trained and his owner would be the first to challenge another dog owner for not picking up after their dog. To suggest that both parties should be prosecuted is ridiculous, and the police clearly agree as they asked the WG to post this story. Orsino
  • Score: 2

4:49pm Thu 17 Apr 14

SAC_in_Warrington says...

Orsino wrote:
It's not illegal to have your dog off its lead, as long as your dog is well-behaved and not a danger to others.The dog in this case was very friendly and well-trained and his owner would be the first to challenge another dog owner for not picking up after their dog.

To suggest that both parties should be prosecuted is ridiculous, and the police clearly agree as they asked the WG to post this story.
It may surprise you that in some places in the town it is in fact illegal to have a dog off a lead:

"Local councils in England and Wales can issue Dog Control Orders (DCOs).

These mean that in public areas with DCOs, you may have to:

keep your dog on a lead
put your dog on a lead if told to by a police officer, police community support officer or someone from the council
stop your dog going in certain places - like farmland or parts of a park
limit the number of dogs you have with you (this applies to professional dog walkers too)
clear up after your dog
DCOs don’t apply to private land if you have permission from the land owner or person who controls the land."
www.gov.uk
[quote][p][bold]Orsino[/bold] wrote: It's not illegal to have your dog off its lead, as long as your dog is well-behaved and not a danger to others.The dog in this case was very friendly and well-trained and his owner would be the first to challenge another dog owner for not picking up after their dog. To suggest that both parties should be prosecuted is ridiculous, and the police clearly agree as they asked the WG to post this story.[/p][/quote]It may surprise you that in some places in the town it is in fact illegal to have a dog off a lead: "Local councils in England and Wales can issue Dog Control Orders (DCOs). These mean that in public areas with DCOs, you may have to: keep your dog on a lead put your dog on a lead if told to by a police officer, police community support officer or someone from the council stop your dog going in certain places - like farmland or parts of a park limit the number of dogs you have with you (this applies to professional dog walkers too) clear up after your dog DCOs don’t apply to private land if you have permission from the land owner or person who controls the land." www.gov.uk SAC_in_Warrington
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5:28pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Orsino says...

I understand that some parks have these restrictions and fully agree with them, and a dog should certainly be on a lead when walking through town or by a road, but I wasn't aware of any restrictions in Bank Park aside from the children's play area.
I understand that some parks have these restrictions and fully agree with them, and a dog should certainly be on a lead when walking through town or by a road, but I wasn't aware of any restrictions in Bank Park aside from the children's play area. Orsino
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