Police seize 'illegal' dog that attacked and killed dog in Exeter park
THE dog responsible for the death of another dog in an Exeter park has been seized by police.
The Dangerous Dogs Legislation Officer for Devon and Cornwall police believes that the dog could be a pit bull, a breed banned in this country.
Initially it was thought that it was a Staffie which seized nine-year-old Yorkshire terrier Folly and shook her to death in Belmont Pleasure Ground.
However a spokesman for Exeter police has told the Echo that after visiting the dog the dangerous dogs officer believes it could be a pit bull.
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The spokesman said: “He is not certain but has seized the dog so that tests can be carried out.
“Dog on dogs attacks are not usually a police matter but pit bulls are a banned breed and come under the Dangerous Doc Act.”
Folly’s elderly owner, Diana Walton, needed medical assistance in the park after witnessing the killing of her dog.