December 11, 2014
Dog seized after attack on teenager in Highbridge's Apex Park

A dog that attacked a teenager in Highbridge's Apex Park, leaving her with nasty injuries, has this week been seized by dog wardens.

Sedgemoor District Council spokeswoman Claire Faun told on Tuesday: "Thanks to the efforts of Sedgemoor District Council’s Dog Wardens, the dog that attacked a Springer Spaniel and a 17-year old girl in Apex Park recently has been traced."

"It is pitbull type and has been seized. As such the incident is now being dealt with by Avon and Somerset Police." reported here earlier this month that the 17 year-old girl had been with her Springer Spaniel on Saturday November 29th when they were attacked by a white Bull Mastiff. Both sustained nasty injuries.

The dog was initially unaccompanied because the girl's screams did not result in the owner coming to call the dog off. Fortunately, she was later helped by two other teenage girls who heard her screams and bravely responded.

Park users have been asked to report any other incidents to Sedgemoor District Council's Dog Warden on 01278 435210 or the Police on 101.


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