Dangerous dogs seized as police raid homes across Preston

Posted on - 11th June, 2014 - 3:43pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Penwortham, Preston City Centre, Preston News

Six dogs have been seized as police raided homes across Preston on Wednesday morning.


Lancashire Police took the dogs away under the dangerous dog act.

It followed tip-offs about suspected banned breeds at eight homes in Preston, Penwortham, Walmer Bridge and Bamber Bridge.

The dogs, all pit bull types, have been taken to local kennels.

One of the dogs was found to have suffered minor injuries.

Inspector Kev Evans, of South Divisions Operations Support Department, said: “Today’s warrants are an excellent example of joint working between Lancashire Police and the RSPCA. We take the issue of banned breeds, dangerous dogs and alleged organised dog fighting very seriously and would encourage anyone with concerns to contact us.

“Keeping and training dogs for the purpose of fighting is both cruel and dangerous and will not be tolerated in Lancashire.

“Most dog owners care and look after their dogs very well but it’s important to reduce the number of potentially dangerous dogs in local communities to make them safer.”

No arrests have been made, but police say they have commenced investigation into the possession of a fighting dog and animal cruelty.

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