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Guide Dog attacked

POLICE HAVE launched a hunt for a dog which attacked a guide dog in Birmingham, causing horrific injuries.

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association said the injured animal named Roz, owned by Gary Wickett, suffered four serious bite wounds requiring stitches and 13 other flesh wounds during the incident in the Great Barr area.

Police are appealing for the owner of the offending dog to come forward so that the circumstances of the incident can be determined.

Graham Kensett, from Guide Dogs for the Blind, said: ‘The guide dog has undergone surgery and is now back with its owner.

‘However, this was a traumatic experience for Roz, and our fear is that the dog may have suffered psychologically - impairing its performance as a guide dog in the future.

‘We join the police in appealing for the owner of the aggressive dog to come forward, preventing the animal attacking another dog in the future.’

The incident took place on 2nd January at 9.30 pm in Beeches Road, Great
Barr near to the junction with Walsall Road. Police are appealing for the owner of the aggressive dog to come forward so that the circumstances of the incident can be determined.

West Midlands Police have also appealed for any witnesses to the incident to contact the Perry Barr East Neighbourhood Team on 0845 113500 ext 7812 6512, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.