Woman Arrested After Reports Of Dog Attacks

Action taken after two cat deaths reported

A woman has been arrested by police investigating reports of a series of dog attacks in Wimbledon.

The dog - thought to be a Staffordshire bull terrier - is said to have been responsible for the deaths of two cats and has also attacked at least two dogs.

In one incident, the pensioner owner of one dog fell to the ground as he tried to protect his pet. He had to be taken to hospital afterwards.

Police say they first had report of the attacks on two dogs and a cat around Melbourne Road, Wimbledon, on April 10. One family's pet cat, Milo was killed by the dog on April 21.

A dog was seized from a house in the area on April 24 and now a woman has been arrested.

A police spokesman said: "A female has been arrested for 'allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control in a public place' and bailed. There are still detailed investigations ongoing."

May 18, 2012