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CCTV Leads to Quick Arrest After Dog Attack

Cheltenham Police have arrested a teenager after a dog was set on a disabled man and his dog in the High Street.

The victim suffered minor injuries after the bull terrier-like animal was used to attack him outside MacDonald's at about 3.30pm on Friday, December 8th.

The incident was captured on CCTV and, as a result, a 17-year-old from Cheltenham was arrested on suspicion of assault and being in possession of a dangerous dog within 20 minutes.

He is now helping officers with inquiries at Cheltenham Police Station and his dog has been seized by police dog handlers.

Superintendent Martin Surl of the Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Division said: "This was a very unpleasant attack on a particularly vulnerable person. Fortunately, thanks to CCTV in the location, we were able to make an arrest and to seize the animal very quickly. The incident demonstrates the value of CCTV coverage in the town and should serve as a warning to anyone considering committing offences of any kind here."

Posted : 09/12/2006 12:20:42

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