Two people arrested after North Tyneside dog attack

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A 29-year-old woman sustained serious injuries.

Officers have arrested two people after a woman was seriously injured in a suspected dog attack in North Tyneside.

On Saturday, October 28 at around 11pm, police received multiple calls from concerned residents in the Sydney Grove area of Wallsend, reporting a woman and two dogs had been injured in the yard of one of the properties.

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Police and emergency services attended, and a 29-year-old woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries to her leg and arms.

The two injured dogs were also taken for treatment, and they remain with the vet at this time.

A 22-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of being in charge of a dangerously out of control dog. They both remain in police custody at this time.

Two dogs, believed to be XL Bully breeds were seized as a precaution, as well as three other dogs.

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An investigation has been launched to establish the full set of circumstances and officers will remain in the area today, carrying out door to door enquiries and offering reassurance to the wider community.

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Detective Inspector Corrin Lowery of Northumbria Police who is leading the investigation, said: “I understand this incident will have caused some concern, but I would like to reassure residents and the wider community there is no risk at the time.

“A full investigation has been launched so we can establish a full, clear picture of events, and officers will remain in the area today speaking to residents and carrying out further enquiries. I would encourage anyone who is concerned or worried to make themselves known.

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“The victim remains in hospital with serious injuries, and I wish her and her two dogs, a full recovery.

“The investigation is at an early stage but we do believe all those involved are known to each other. Two people remain in custody and a total of five dogs have been seized while we continue with our enquiries.

“We would ask that anyone who hasn’t spoken to us yet, but has information, gets in touch. And I was also ask that people do not speculate about this incident, especially on social media, while our work continues.”

You can get in touch using the Tell Us Something page of the Northumbria Police website or call 101 quoting reference number NP-20231028-1235.