Two women left with serious injuries in dog attack

Merseyside Police has arrested a woman after dogs attacked two women in Walton.

Just before 12.30am officers were called to a report of a dog attack on Goodison Road.

Two women were attacked by two Staffordshire Terriers outside a property on the road.

Both women were provided trauma first aid by police and were taken to hospital with severe injuries where they remain in a stable condition.

A 40-year-old woman from Liverpool has been arrested on suspicion of owning a dog dangerously out of control, causing injury to others.

She has been taken to a police station in Merseyside where she remains in custody.

Both dogs have been seized by police.

Detective Inspector Neil Dillon said, “This incident has left two women with serious injuries and will have been an extremely distressing incident for all who witnessed it and our officers who were involved.

“I would like to commend our officers whose quick response and actions stopped this horrific attack from causing any more significant injuries to those involved.

“Our enquiries into the full circumstances of the incident are ongoing, and we have seized the dogs for the safety of the community.

“We have a dedicated team who review all cases concerning dangerous dogs, and are keen to speak to any witnesses who may have seen the incident or these dogs on previous occasions.

“I want to emphasize that dog owners need to be mindful of their dogs’ behaviours at all times , particularly when they are in the care of others. If owners or anyone who is looking after any dogs that are liable to be aggressive please make sure they are in a protected space and on a lead or muzzled if out in public.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the social media desk @MerPolCC, call 101 with reference 23000331570 or you can call or the independent charity @CrimestoppersUK anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: crimestoppers-uk.org

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