Dog ‘at large’ after biting police officer in Bexhill

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A dog which bit an officer in Bexhill is still at large after being abandoned with its puppies, according to police.

Officers found four puppies and two adult dogs abandoned at an address in Lewis Avenue just before 8pm last night (August 16).

Police said one of the adult dogs, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross bitch, was cornered by officers.

It was taken hold of by a police dog handler but got scared and bit an office on the arm, inflicting a wound which required hospital treatment.

A Sussex Police spokeman said: “This dog escaped and is still at large.

“It is described as a brindle-coated Staffordshire Bull terrier cross bitch.

“It is not suspected of being a banned breed and may have been crossed with a lurcher or similar.”

The other adult dog, also a Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross bitch, was taken into the care of the council dog warden and the four puppies were taken to a veterinary clinic, officers added.

Sergeant Graeme McKee, of the Sussex and Surrey Police Dog Unit, said: “We don’t believe this dog to be aggressive unless cornered, when it may bite in self-defence.

“Anyone seeing this dog should not try to seize it but instead contact police or the council dog warden so that it can be safely taken into kennels.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phoned through to 101, quoting serial 1480 of 16/08.

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