Guide dog attacked by out-of-control dog

A guide dog was attacked in Leighton (stock image).

A guide dog was attacked in Leighton (stock image).

A guide dog was attacked in Leighton Buzzard by another dog that was out of control.

Police are investigating after the incident at around 10.50am on Monday (September 19) when the victim’s guide dog was attacked by the other dog that was off the lead in Mentmore Road.

The owner of the attacking dog is believed to be a woman wearing a purple raincoat who had two dogs with her, a white West Highland Terrier and a large light coloured dog. It is believed to be the larger dog that attacked the guide dog.

PC Kirsty Forth, investigating, said: “We take reports of out of control dogs seriously. It is never acceptable for dog owners to let their dog pose a danger to others and especially in this incident where the dog attacked was an assistance dog providing such a valuable support to a vulnerable member of the community.”

Police would like to speak to anyone who saw the incident or who has any information on the owner to get in touch.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number JD/38274/2016.

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