News: Owner of killer dog has come forward after Bedminster Green attack

Ellie Pipe, July 27, 2017

The owner of a dog that killed a poodle in Bedminster Down has come forward.

Police issued an appeal for information after the “vicious and unprovoked attack” in Malago Park on Saturday night.

They have now confirmed that the owner of the large American bulldog believed to have been involved in the incident has voluntarily come into the station.

A couple were walking their poodle through the park, which is also known as Manor Woods, when the loose bulldog attacked and killed it instantly.

Issuing an appeal, investigating officer PC Thomas Thompson said: “This was a vicious and unprovoked attack on a couple’s dog, which has left them shaken and traumatised.

“Whilst it is horrific enough for a couple’s pet to be killed in this way, had it been a child, the consequences don’t bear thinking about.”

Police enquiries into the incident are continuing.

Photo courtesy of Google Street view.

 

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