Woman bitten and puppy killed in alleged attack by eight 'American bulldog-type dogs' in Northamptonshire

A pack of around eight 'American bulldog-type dogs' allegedly attacked a woman, her husband and killed their puppy while on a walk on Christmas Day.

Friday, 3rd January 2020, 11:16 am
Updated Friday, 3rd January 2020, 11:19 am
A woman was allegedly attacked by eight dogs in Gayton, who reportedly killed her puppy.

The attack took place on a woman's private property as she was walking her dog and her puppy on Christmas morning in Blisworth Road, Gayton.

At around 11am, the woman reportedly saw a pack of around eight American bulldogs running towards her.

The dogs allegedly killed puppy, bit the woman and bit her husband when he arrived to help his wife.

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The woman was reportedly hospitalised as a result of her injuries.

A 27-year-old man has since been interviewed by police in connection with the incident.

A Northamptonshire Police spokeswoman said: “We were called to an incident on Christmas Day at about 11am in Blisworth Road, Gayton, in which a number of dogs attacked a woman and her puppy.

“A 27-year-old man has been interviewed in connection with this incident and a file has been submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service for their consideration.

“A Voluntary Control Order has also been put in place in regards to the dogs.”