Armed police hunt two dangerous dogs after men were hospitalized for vicious attack
Earlier today police were arrested by two men who said they were attacked by two dogs and taken to hospital, prompting an urgent hunt by armed police in the area.
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Armed police have demanded residents stay home as they hunt dangerous dogs on the loose after two men were attacked.
Avon and Somerset Police confirmed that armed officers were in residential areas of Bristol looking for the beasts.
People have been told to avoid the area, while anyone who sees a sign of the dogs should call 999.
Officers were called after two men were attacked and taken to hospital.
A Bristol Police spokesperson said: ‘Officers on patrol were reported by two men on Bishport Avenue, Hartcliffe at around 10.50am this morning and reported injuries to two dogs.
Avon and Somerset Police)
“Police, including armed officers, made proportionate inquiries in the Hartcliffe area throughout the afternoon in an attempt to locate the dogs, but those searches proved negative.
“Trained dog handlers remain in the area but other resources have taken over patrols.
“The two men who were injured have been taken to hospital for treatment.
“At this time, we would like to reassure the public, we have received no further reports today of injuries related to these two dogs.
“However, inquiries are underway to identify their owners and would ask anyone with information to call 101 and give the reference number 5222090677.
Avon and Somerset Police)
His Twitter account added: “Officers are currently dealing with an incident involving two aggressive dogs.
“As a precaution, we advise unaccompanied children to avoid the area at this time.
“We are grateful for the patience of the public while we deal with an incident involving dogs in Hartcliffe. Two men were injured by dogs and were hospitalized.
“Investigations are underway to identify the owner(s) of the dogs”
A worried resident said: ‘I’m not against the breed, but if these dogs are behaving dangerously they need to be caught now.’
It comes days after a mum said she was on three legs dog was violently attacked by a possible pit bull leaving her too scared to take him and his puppy for walks.
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Barbara Walker was in a field throwing a ball at her dogs when she spotted another pooch who she said looked like a pit bull leaving her owner and coming to charge.
The mother-of-two said she quickly picked up her five-month-old puppy and the stranger’s dog went to pick up her dog, Marley.
The dog was muzzled, unable to bite Marley, but pounced on him, causing Barbara to “kneel” him in the head in an effort to stop the attack.
Marley was left with two cuts on the side of that body, she said, but luckily escaped serious injury.