Dog assault: Man and girl injured and rushed to hospital in Hereford | EUROtoday

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A person and a girl had been injured and brought to hospital following a canine assault, police have confirmed.

The incident occurred throughout an altercation between two canine on the identical family in Hereford on Sunday afternoon.

A lady in her 20s was knocked to the bottom throughout the assault and suffered facial accidents and a person, additionally in his 20s, suffered a hand damage whereas making an attempt to separate the canine.

West Mercia Police had been referred to as to the residential property at round 5:15pm and each folks concerned had been taken to hospital.

They added that the canine that prompted damage to the person has been recovered and is at the moment secured at kennels. The breeds of the canine are at the moment unknown and West Mercia Police has been approached for additional data.

A police spokesperson mentioned: “Earlier this evening, officers responded to a report of a dog related incident which caused injuries to two people in Hereford. The incident took place at a residential property on Campbell Close, Hereford at around 5:15pm today (Sunday 22 October)

“During an altercation between two dogs from the same household, a man in his 20s suffered a hand injury attempting to separate the dogs and a woman, also in her 20s, suffered facial injuries after being knocked to the ground. Both people have been taken to hospital.”

The incident is the newest in a string of canine assaults – a few of them deadly – to have taken place throughout the nation in current weeks. XL Bully canine have been concerned in a major variety of them.

Ian Langley was mauled to loss of life by an XL Bully earlier this month at his residence in Sunderland

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Just one week in the past, on Monday October 16, a faculty was pressured to evacuate in Norfolk after a 60-year-old girl was mauled by her pet XL Bully at her residence, earlier than it escaped from the again backyard.

In September, prime minister Rishi Sunak introduced the canine had been to be banned by the top of the yr following a spate of horrific assaults.

People participate in a protest in central London, towards the Government’s resolution so as to add XL bully canine to the listing of prohibited breeds below the Dangerous Dogs Act (Jeff Moore/PA)

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The prime minister mentioned the animals, which campaigners have linked to no less than 14 human deaths since 2021, are a hazard to kids and communities, in a video posted to social media.

XL’s obtained recognition as a breed from the US United Kennel Club in 2013 however they don’t seem to be recognised by the primary canine associations within the UK, which means a top level view ban may very well be tough to implement.