Dog dies after beach attack
By Prue_Reid | Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 15:01
A PET owner was left heartbroken after her dog died after being attacked by a bull terrier on a Weston beach.
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The female owner was walking her King Charles Spaniel along Sand Bay at around 3.30pm on Saturday, November 10, when another dog - thought to be a Staffordshire Bull Terrier - attacked it.
When the owner tried to separate the dog, which was not on a lead, she was bitten.
The owners of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier collected their dog and there was an exchange of words.
The woman took her King Charles Spaniel to the vets but it was pronounced dead on arrival.
A police spokesman said: "We believe there were people in the area at the time who may have witnessed the incident and have information to help the police enquiries.
"We would like them - and the owners of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier - to contact us."
Anyone with information should contact Weston police in 101 or visit http://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact/crime_reporting/