Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Dangerous Dog Seized

A dangerous dog was seized by police yesterday in Courtenay Road, Worcester Park. The police action followed a number of reports from local residents about the dog barking and growling at neighbours after the dog had got into their gardens. Another report involved a PCSO carrying out house-to-house enquiries into burglaries in the area and was chased by the dog into the street before the dog was grabbed by its owner.

The owner has been reported for having a dog dangerously out of control in a public place. The dog has been seized and is in police kennels. The dog’s future will be decided by Magistrates but no date has been set for the case to be heard.

Update (9th December)

The owner of the dog, Ms Roots has said the dog, 'Prince', is 'Soppy' and is comfortable letting her children and toddlers play with him. She said:
"He's not dangerous, if he was I'd never let my children near him - I have a newborn as well.
He's a softy, he's just soppy and placid. We have children and families round to our house for barbecues and he's absolutely fine. They pull him about and play with him and he's fine.
It's awful that he's gone. My children, especially my 11-year-old, are distraught."
She also said that price is not a pit bull and is a Staffordshire bull terrier/labrador cross and he was only trying to play with the police officer.

Magistrates are still yet to set a date for the decision on whether to destroy Prince or not.

For more information see: http://www.suttonguardian.co.uk/news/10862091._Dangerous__dog_is_just_a_big_softy_and_plays_with_my_children__says_owner/