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Dog bites tourist in Newquay

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Two released under investigation

Police were called at around 7.15pm on Saturday 20 April following reports of a disorder in Island Cresent, Newquay.

During the incident, the victim, a woman in her 40s, was bitten by a dog and sustained serious injuries to her leg. She was taken to Treliske hospital for treatment and has since been released.

On attendance the dog was contained by officers, a short time later it broke free from its lead and ran towards the victim. A Taser was discharged by officers in order to safely contain the incident. The dog was uninjured and was taken to the vets to be checked over before being seized and taken into kennels.

An attending PCSO was also assaulted during the incident, he sustained minor injuries.

A 27-year-old man from Newquay was arrested on suspicion of affray, assault, assault on emergency service worker, in charge of a dog dangerously out of control and being drunk and disorderly.

A 23-year-old woman from Newquay was arrested on suspicion of affray, assault on an emergency service worker, in charge of a dog dangerously out of control, possession of a Class B drug. 

They were both later released under investigation pending further enquiries. 

Police enquires remain ongoing into this matter.

Anyone who witnessed the incident and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting CR/034662/19.


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