Arrest after woman attacked by dog in Woodchurch

On Saturday 16 September, Merseyside Police arrested a man following reports two people were bitten by a dog in Woodchurch.

Officers were called to a property on Orrets Meadow Road at 5.30pm following reports a woman had been bitten on the neck, face and arms. The woman has been taken to hospital for treatment for her injuries.

The woman, aged 51, is continuing to recover from her injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.

An investigation is underway and house-to-house enquiries are being carried out in the local area.

A man in his 50s has been arrested on suspicion of owning a banned breed and having a dog dangerously out of control. He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

This summer, Merseyside Police launched the ‘Taking the Lead’ campaign, giving important tips and advice to dog owners to help reduce dog bite incidents.

To read more about the campaign, visit here: Taking The Lead | Merseyside Police


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