Dog mauled to death and owner who tried to protect pet injured after three Rottweillers attack
A woman has been injured and her dog killed after a terrifying attack by three loose Rottweillers.
Police have seized the three dogs after an attack in which the woman was injured, and her pet was mauled to death on Tuesday evening, July 13.
Officers were called to the village of Sherburn Hill, near Durham City, at about 7pm after reports that three rottweiler dogs were loose in the street.
A woman in her 60s sustained bite injuries to her hands whilst trying to protect her dog and required medical attention.
Sadly, her cavapoo died after being mauled by the three rottweilers.
A second dog was also attacked and is receiving treatment from a vet.
With the support of neighbourhood wardens, police officers were able to contain the dogs in a garden in the nearby village of Littletown.
The three rottweiler dogs are now in the care of the police while an investigation is carried out into the attack.
A 56-year-old woman has been interviewed by officers in connection with the attack and has been released under investigation.
Neighbourhood Sergeant Kevin Hall, of Durham Constabulary, urged anyone who knew anything about the incident to come forward: “This is a shocking incident and it was especially traumatic for the woman who tried to save her pet.
“We would appeal to anyone with any information to come forward and speak to us.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call Durham Constabulary on 101, quoting incident reference 327 of July 13.