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Monday 11 December 2017

Woman sustains serious injuries after her pet dog savaged by pitbull on walk

A woman has sustained serious injuries to her arms after her pet dog was savaged to death in a park.

Police were called to Victoria Park in Cardiff at around 2.40pm yesterday amid reports that a Pit Bull terrier-type dog had gone "ballistic".

The 20 acre park is just on the outskirts of Canton and is a popular spot for families as well as dog walkers.

South Wales Police said the dog responsible for the attack had been seized - although officers were still trying to trace its owner.

A force spokesman said: "We arrived at the park in response to a call involving a nasty dog bite.

"Upon arrival, officers found that a woman had sustained serious injuries to her forearms.She required treatment in hospital after being attacked by a dog that had attacked and killed her own dog in the park."

Police said they have already taken a number of statements from shocked eyewitnesses, but still want members of the public to come forward with information.

"The dog responsible has been seized by police officers however the owner is yet to be identified," the spokesman added.

"The dog seized by police is described as being of a Pit Bull type appearance and is a distinctive blue-grey in colour.

"We are asking the owner of this dog - or anyone who knows who is the owner to get in touch."

Press Association

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