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Vicious dog located after woman attacked in Barrow

Police have located the German shepherd dog which attacked a woman in Barrow yesterday.

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The dog was tracked down after a police hunt at 9.21am yesterday  morning.

The 59-year-old woman was savaged in her own garden in Longway after she tried to protect her dog from being attacked.

She has been taken to Furness General Hospital for treatment to non-life threatening injuries. The dog was located and detained in the nearby area.

The dog will now be passed over to the relevant agency.

Police would like to thank members of the public for their assistance.

Witnesses can contact Cumbria Police on 101 or to an officer at Barrow Police Station.

Have your say

Alan, How can you say every person on the dole cant have a dog? Dont be so pathetic! I am on the dole( Which has been no fault of my own) and I have a dog that is the most spoilt rotten dog (she is a staffy also so i guess your going to judge that also) in the world! she eats better than me! she clean, she's VERY loveable loves people and kids! So Dont keep your stupid Opinions to yourself!

Posted by Nic on 11 December 2013 at 10:35

Why isn't the owner to blame? A dog's actions mirror how it's been treated. If you treat your dog well, your dog will treat you and those around you well. I had a dog for 18 years, I treat it well. It snapped at me once and snapped at a postman, once, in 18 years.

The Justice System IS a soft touch. If they aren't willing to fine neglectful animal owners, then they should be willing to give out life bans on keeping animals. At the end of the day, it's the animals that suffer because the owner was too thick to raise the animal accordingly.

Posted by Anonymous on 10 December 2013 at 15:25

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