Police seize dogs in Morecambe

Police have seized two dogs, believed to be put bull cross breeds, after two people were bitten.

The seizures under the Dangerous Dogs Act at an address in Deanpoint in the Westgate area came after complaints from people living nearby.

PC Robert Brookbanks, Poulton community beat manager, said: “The dogs were being allowed to roam free in the garden when their owner was out, but the property’s fences and gates were not substantial enough and the dogs would then get out into the street.

“On two occasions people were bitten by the animals, causing injuries which fortunately were not too serious - although this may not have been the case if it was a child that had been bitten.”

PC Brookbanks added: “Owners need to carefully consider the type of dog they are getting before they bring home a pet - they need to consider if they have the resources and energy to look after the dog properly, train it thoroughly and then keep it under control. Pets should not be bought purely as a status symbol, they need love and attention as in the wrong hands they can become dangerous.”

If you have concerns about dogs in your area, call police on 0845 125 3545 or the council dog warden on 01524 582757.