Officers from the Abbots Langley Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) are offering words of reassurance to the community after an incident involving a dog in Bedmond.
Police are investigating the incident, which happened on Bluebell Drive between 8.20am and 8.30am on Saturday, January 21.
It was reported that a Japanese Akita attacked another dog, leaving it with injuries which required veterinary treatment.
PC Marcus Zost, who is investigating, said: “We understand that news of this incident is causing concern in the community, and is also being discussed on local social media sites.
“We’d like to reassure residents that we are fully aware of this incident, and the dog in question is currently being cared for in police custody while further enquiries are carried out.
“Incidents involving animals being injured are always upsetting, but we want residents to know that we are working closely with partners, including the Three Rivers animal welfare inspector as part of our investigation.
“The Safer Neighbourhood Team will also be increasing their patrols of the area by way of reassurance.”
If you have any information about the incident that you believe could assist police, then please get in touch quoting crime reference number 41/5857/23.
You can also report information by:
- Filling out our online reporting form at herts.police.uk/report.
- Speaking to an operator in the Force Communications Room via the online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact.
- Calling our non-emergency telephone number 101 (in an emergency, always dial 999).
- Contacting Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org.
A dog is deemed to be dangerously out of control if:
- It injures someone
- Puts someone in fear that they are going to be injured
- The owner of an animal believes they may be injured if they try to stop your dog attacking their animal.