Arrests over housing estate dog attacks

A man has been arrested and is currently in custody in connection with a series of dog attacks in South Kirkby.

By Nick Frame
Tuesday, 10th May 2022, 10:51 am
Updated Tuesday, 10th May 2022, 10:53 am

The 23-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of being the owner or person in charge of a dog dangerously out of control causing injury.

A 24-year-old woman was previously arrested and has been released on bail.

The arrests relate to incidents on 20 and 26 April, in which a seven-year-old boy and two men were attacked.

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A vicious dog (library pic).

The boy needed surgery on his upper arm and shoulder.

They happened on Mill Lane, Mill Close and Holmsley Avenue.

Despite the arrests, the dog is yet to be traced.

Police are continuing to appeal to anyone with information about its whereabouts and is asking people to remain vigilant. It has been described as being an Alsatian breed or similar.

Anyone with information is asked to either call 101 or use 101 Live Chat on the West Yorkshire Police website quoting crime reference 13220211431.