From the Beat: Police news and advice
Dog related incidents
Your Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team want to bring to the attention of our communities a matter of concern involving DOG RELATED INCIDENTS.
An incident occurred in our parish, Buckland Brewer, between Sunday 14/06/15 and Saturday 27/06/15. The incident was an attack by dogs on livestock, in which it appears an animal was attacked and killed. It occurred in the area of Bilford water, Buda and Braddon farms. It has been given the Crime Reference Number CR /044807/15
At this stage, your Neighbourhood Team officers have been in discussing with Torridge District Council and the Animal Welfare Officer with a view to taking further action.
In the meantime we have begun to collate and gather evidence as it becomes available by way of witness statements or simply while on patrol speaking with farmers and local residents.
The dogs are described as a Rottweiler possible cross with colour to its chest and a brown and white Jack Russell. They have been seen roaming land unsupervised.
All members of the community, whether dog owners, non–dog owners, landowners or livestock keepers, are asked to assist in this matter.
If you are out and about in the village area and observe any dogs straying unsupervised contact the Animal Welfare Officer on 01237 428810.
If the dogs are in the road and causing a danger to traffic please call the Police on 101.
Should you see dogs chasing or attacking livestock please phone the incident in as soon as you can on 999.
In all circumstances please note the colour, pattern, breed and description of any dogs involved and if possible obtain pictures or video of the dogs. Please ensure that if you do have dogs that their security is checked so that they cannot roam onto roads or farmland.
Should you require any further advice regarding straying or dangerous dogs, or have information that may be relevant to our investigation, please do not hesitate to contact us at the Neighbourhood Beat Office by calling 101 or E-mail email@example.com
Bideford Police Rural Neighbourhood Beat Team
- PCSO 30336 John McGovern
- PCSO 30674 Liz Rendle
- PC 3569 Dick Rowlands