Dogs Attack and Injure a Woman and Child who were walking on the Lightfoot Road on Monday; Police are investigating

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Ferocious dogs attacked a 61-year-old woman and her six-year-old granddaughter while the two were walking in the Lightfoot West area on Monday, December 5.

The matter was reported to the Police, and the Chief of the Dog Control Authority, Alex Richards, was contacted and issued certain directives.

Reports say the victims were walking on the Lightfoot road, in a westerly direction and towards the bus stop.  Upon reaching a certain residence, the females say, three dogs came out of the yard and attacked them, inflicting several bites about their bodies.

Further reports say the dogs’ owner transported the woman and child to urgent care, where they were treated for their injuries.

The adult sustained bite wounds to her left upper thigh, back and right leg, while her granddaughter suffered a wound to her right thigh.

When the woman went to make a report to the Parham Police Station, the Police reportedly observed that she had several bandaged wounds about her body.

The owner of the dogs has since been interviewed by the Police.

This incident reportedly occurred at about 12:30 p.m. on Monday.

SOURCE: Real News

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Dog owners must tie their dogs! I was almost attacked by one in five islands but thank God nothing happened. This is the main reason some people does poison some dogs. Keep them tie or locked up.

  2. It seems that when a person commits a crime the police will arrest the person and take them to jail awaiting their court appearance. But when a dog conflicts serious wounds to someone the police seem to be unable to do anything. The dogs are left alone, and the owner is spoken to. And the animal protection group is talking about cruelty to animals. It is really sad, but dogs that are out of control and not kept secure by their owner need to be put to sleep. Simple as that. And owners must be held accountable for the damage caused. After all it endangered the person’s life. Who knows how this could have ended. And then what? It would be too late to say sorry. Police and the dog control authority need to be more proactive in removing stray dogs and others from the street.

  3. Kudos must be given to the dog owner for assisting the victim. Unlike some owners who may disown their horses, donkeys, cows, sheep or goats whenever they have found themselves in this predicament, the dog owner accepted the liabilities. However, that owner need to be charged.

    • @Bluddy Bloke
      There is no law on the book where the police have to charge the dog owner. Perhaps we need to lobby our parliamentarians to do so. What can be done is a civil suit be brought against the dog owner for having endangered your life. And if you are familiar with our court system you will know that a case of this nature can take as much as four years to be heard. By that time hope you and your lawyer still have the stamina. And if you are awarded damages, it can take another four years before you see a cent.

  4. my family was attacked by dogs as well in my neighbourhood, that stupidness always happening with people who know that their dogs are vicious and they dont have them on leash and the properties are not either fenced or the gates not secured .that is an island wide problem together with the pack of stray dogs all over .

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