Police appeal: Man left with puncture wounds after dog bite in Maldon

Police Appeal: Man is left with puncture wounds after dog bite in Maldon

Police Appeal: Man is left with puncture wounds after dog bite in Maldon

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Police are investigating after a man was bitten by a white labrador.

The victim was walking along the footpath at the side of Morrisons, Wycke Hill in Maldon, on August 25, when he was  attacked by the dog.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

The 25-year-old local man was bitten on the tummy and the bite left puncture wounds.

The dog was with a man and a woman who are both described as white and between the ages of 35 and 45.

The man was wearing a black coat with a hood and the woman was wearing a white coat.

They were also walking with a black labrador.

Pc Steve Clay would like this couple to contact him, or anyone who recognises their description. He can be contacted at Maldon Police station on 101.

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9:34pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Boris says...

We need a change in the law. All dogs regardless of size should be muzzled and on leads when out in public.
We need a change in the law. All dogs regardless of size should be muzzled and on leads when out in public. Boris
  • Score: 2

11:25pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Over G says...

I was bitten by a large dog some years ago in Holly Rd while delivering leaflets. The dog had attacked a Postman and children on previous occasions. I was left with a circular bite scar on my arm to which I still have remnants today. The dog owner was a registered disabled lady who used to cycle about the streets with pink coloured hair, shouting at the neighbours. Apparently the lady had been in and out of court hearings with this dog. I was asked by Police and The CPS to give evidence against this animal and its owner to have action taken against them. Even though the bite gave me a serious infection, the owner and the dog was let off again. I understand the dog had action taken after it had attacked two more people in tow further different cases. I received £53 compensation for loss of earnings ! and a life time scar, free of charge of course.
I was bitten by a large dog some years ago in Holly Rd while delivering leaflets. The dog had attacked a Postman and children on previous occasions. I was left with a circular bite scar on my arm to which I still have remnants today. The dog owner was a registered disabled lady who used to cycle about the streets with pink coloured hair, shouting at the neighbours. Apparently the lady had been in and out of court hearings with this dog. I was asked by Police and The CPS to give evidence against this animal and its owner to have action taken against them. Even though the bite gave me a serious infection, the owner and the dog was let off again. I understand the dog had action taken after it had attacked two more people in tow further different cases. I received £53 compensation for loss of earnings ! and a life time scar, free of charge of course. Over G
  • Score: 6

12:23am Sun 31 Aug 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Over G wrote:
I was bitten by a large dog some years ago in Holly Rd while delivering leaflets. The dog had attacked a Postman and children on previous occasions. I was left with a circular bite scar on my arm to which I still have remnants today. The dog owner was a registered disabled lady who used to cycle about the streets with pink coloured hair, shouting at the neighbours. Apparently the lady had been in and out of court hearings with this dog. I was asked by Police and The CPS to give evidence against this animal and its owner to have action taken against them. Even though the bite gave me a serious infection, the owner and the dog was let off again. I understand the dog had action taken after it had attacked two more people in tow further different cases. I received £53 compensation for loss of earnings ! and a life time scar, free of charge of course.
How many more people have to be injured before we have the sense to enforce effective dog licencing /chipping. The mandatory destruction those monstrous fighting dogs which attack and are a danger to anyone who gets in the wrong place has to be a priority - these beasts kill kids! Why do we fanny about on this matter? If my neighbour smuggled a large cat into Colchester and it mauled a child... if my other neighbour bought what is obviously a dangerous dog, we wait till it's killed a child before we intervene! In my personal opinion, it's time the agencies became proactive and not reactive to control the worst extremes of the lower orders.
[quote][p][bold]Over G[/bold] wrote: I was bitten by a large dog some years ago in Holly Rd while delivering leaflets. The dog had attacked a Postman and children on previous occasions. I was left with a circular bite scar on my arm to which I still have remnants today. The dog owner was a registered disabled lady who used to cycle about the streets with pink coloured hair, shouting at the neighbours. Apparently the lady had been in and out of court hearings with this dog. I was asked by Police and The CPS to give evidence against this animal and its owner to have action taken against them. Even though the bite gave me a serious infection, the owner and the dog was let off again. I understand the dog had action taken after it had attacked two more people in tow further different cases. I received £53 compensation for loss of earnings ! and a life time scar, free of charge of course.[/p][/quote]How many more people have to be injured before we have the sense to enforce effective dog licencing /chipping. The mandatory destruction those monstrous fighting dogs which attack and are a danger to anyone who gets in the wrong place has to be a priority - these beasts kill kids! Why do we fanny about on this matter? If my neighbour smuggled a large cat into Colchester and it mauled a child... if my other neighbour bought what is obviously a dangerous dog, we wait till it's killed a child before we intervene! In my personal opinion, it's time the agencies became proactive and not reactive to control the worst extremes of the lower orders. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 37

7:30am Sun 31 Aug 14

Helena Reynolds says...

My husbands niece was evicted from her home by Essex Council in April 2014 because her 3 dogs were viscous and a barked continually. She was allowed to move into the house on the High Street in Maldon by her aunt. The dogs first bit my brother in law Raymond then after a few weeks attacked a bit my husband badly. I took my husband to hospital for treatment the police said they could do nothing as the dogs attacked my husband in the communal kitchen. I am happy to say that we are moving home on Tuseday the 2nd of September as the house we live in has to be sold to pay off the mortgage after my father in law past away leaving a debt. I feel sorry for the poor neighbours who will have to live next door to these dogs in the future and there owner.
My husbands niece was evicted from her home by Essex Council in April 2014 because her 3 dogs were viscous and a barked continually. She was allowed to move into the house on the High Street in Maldon by her aunt. The dogs first bit my brother in law Raymond then after a few weeks attacked a bit my husband badly. I took my husband to hospital for treatment the police said they could do nothing as the dogs attacked my husband in the communal kitchen. I am happy to say that we are moving home on Tuseday the 2nd of September as the house we live in has to be sold to pay off the mortgage after my father in law past away leaving a debt. I feel sorry for the poor neighbours who will have to live next door to these dogs in the future and there owner. Helena Reynolds
  • Score: 3

9:38am Sun 31 Aug 14

Weazelbum says...

My dog was attacked in Highwoods park by a big group of dogs, there were loads of people with them but only one stepped in to try and help. The law doesn't do anything for people that have been bitten, what hope do other dogs have? It's a joke.
My dog was attacked in Highwoods park by a big group of dogs, there were loads of people with them but only one stepped in to try and help. The law doesn't do anything for people that have been bitten, what hope do other dogs have? It's a joke. Weazelbum
  • Score: 5

10:29am Sun 31 Aug 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Helena Reynolds wrote:
My husbands niece was evicted from her home by Essex Council in April 2014 because her 3 dogs were viscous and a barked continually. She was allowed to move into the house on the High Street in Maldon by her aunt. The dogs first bit my brother in law Raymond then after a few weeks attacked a bit my husband badly. I took my husband to hospital for treatment the police said they could do nothing as the dogs attacked my husband in the communal kitchen. I am happy to say that we are moving home on Tuseday the 2nd of September as the house we live in has to be sold to pay off the mortgage after my father in law past away leaving a debt. I feel sorry for the poor neighbours who will have to live next door to these dogs in the future and there owner.
Helena, that is a terrible situation. I suggest you right to your local mp. But also resurrect the incident your husband suffered with the police and, if you haven't got an incident number. Get one. They will be reluctant fit the obvious reasons but it all adds up. Good luck.
[quote][p][bold]Helena Reynolds[/bold] wrote: My husbands niece was evicted from her home by Essex Council in April 2014 because her 3 dogs were viscous and a barked continually. She was allowed to move into the house on the High Street in Maldon by her aunt. The dogs first bit my brother in law Raymond then after a few weeks attacked a bit my husband badly. I took my husband to hospital for treatment the police said they could do nothing as the dogs attacked my husband in the communal kitchen. I am happy to say that we are moving home on Tuseday the 2nd of September as the house we live in has to be sold to pay off the mortgage after my father in law past away leaving a debt. I feel sorry for the poor neighbours who will have to live next door to these dogs in the future and there owner.[/p][/quote]Helena, that is a terrible situation. I suggest you right to your local mp. But also resurrect the incident your husband suffered with the police and, if you haven't got an incident number. Get one. They will be reluctant fit the obvious reasons but it all adds up. Good luck. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 1
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