Police Woman Bitten by Dog Marks Fifth Violent Incident in Tyne and Wear this Weekend

Police Woman Bitten by Dog Marks Fifth Violent Incident in Tyne and Wear this Weekend

The Northumberland police officer who was bitten by a dog marks the fifth officer injured in an attack this weekend in Tyneside.
There were three separate incidents this weekend where five officers were assaulted and some had to go to hospital to be treated and one was left with a dog bite injury.
The female officer was injured on Sunday 7th July when officers went to an address on Marsden Grove to follow up reports of an assault. While they were there the officer was attacked by a dog and bitten on the leg.
The police believe that the incident wasn’t an accident and Sky reported that
‘The Northumberland Police believes the animal was deliberately released and set on the officer.’
The female officer suffered a dog bite injury to her leg and had to go to the Newcastle RVI to have it treated.
After the attack the dog was taken from the home and put into the kennels.
The first incident of the weekend was on a Friday night where one officer was knocked unconscious and two others had to go to hospital.
The officers were following up a disturbance call in Benwell Newcastle where another female officer was knocked unconscious and injured at work.
The police officers arrested a man for being drunk and disorderly and then a woman who was with the men became violent and assaulted one of the police women.
Following from the attack the officers went to an address near the disturbance to make an arrest where ammonia was thrown at them.
Three of the officers had to be taken to hospital two of which were discharged and one had to have treatment for a burn to the eye.
Sky reported that Superintendent Mick Paterson said.
“We have seen an alarming number of incidents over the weekend of police officers assaulted or injured in the line of duty.
“The safety of our officers is paramount and any kind of aggression towards them is completely unacceptable.
“We take all assaults on police officers very seriously and we will take robust action on anyone responsible.
Dog attacks and dog bites have been featured heavily in the news in the last couple of months and this week is no exception.
A Liverpool woman was left with a dog bit injury after trying to stop another dog attacking her dog. The vets told her that her pet wouldn’t have survived if she hadn’t stepped in and tried to stop the attacked.
Carl Wycherly 42 has little recollection of the incident saying that “it was all a blur” she was taken to hospital for them to treat the cuts on her hand and remembers there being “blood everywhere”.
If you have been injured been injured after being bitten by a dog you may be entitled to make a claim.
If you have been injured make sure that you
1. Know who the dog owner is you need their name and address.
2. If anyone sees the attack take down their contact details.
3. Report it to the police
4. If you can try and find out whether the dog has a history of aggressive behaviour and speak to the local dog warden.
5. Take a photograph of the injury and other photos if there is scarring.

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