Two dogs attack ten people in UK holiday town


Eight people attacked by runaway dogs in UK holiday townThe attacks happened near Hastings: PA


Two dogs went on a rampage in a British seaside holiday town this weekend - leaving 10 people receiving treatment in hospital.

The incident occurred when the canines escaped from a garden in Marline Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, near Hastings.

Three of the victims, all aged between 20 and 50, were described as seriously injured, although none of the wounds were thought to be life-threatening.

According to the Guardian, a police spokesman said one dog had already been captured in a crate by members of the public when officers arrived at the scene.

The second dog was contained in a dog unit in a garden with the help of police officers, which meant the South East Coast ambulance could treat the injured after being prevented from attending to them.

A 22-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of allowing dogs to be dangerously out of control.

Robert Glisson was bitten on the legs while trying to protect an elderly neighbour. He told the BBC: "I put my body in front of her and the dogs so they didn't get her," he said.

"It all was all so quick. The facial expressions on the dogs was just so scary, I've never seen anything like it. I was just so scared."

Inspector Sarah Godley, from the East Sussex neighbourhood response team, told the BBC: "This was an incredibly distressing incident for everyone involved and quick work from members of the public and officers at the scene meant that the incident was quickly brought under control.

"Firearms officers were deployed to the incident but they were stood down when it became clear that the unarmed officers were able to get the dogs under control safely.

"We are now trying to establish exactly what has happened tonight and are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident."

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