Dangerous dog on the loose that would 'attack if approached' has been found, police say

20 February 2022, 07:11 | Updated: 20 February 2022, 10:17

A German shepherd mix is on the loose, with police warning anyone who sees it to call 999
A German shepherd mix is on the loose, with police warning anyone who sees it to call 999. Picture: Alamy

By Daisy Stephens

A dangerous dog on the loose that was "highly likely to attack if approached" has been found, police have said.

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In a statement, Devon and Cornwall Police said: "A dog that had been reported missing on Bodmin Moor has been found safely by its owner this morning.

"We thank the public for remaining vigilant whilst searches were carried out in the St Breward area."

The public were warned earlier to be vigilant with a dangerous dog on the loose, that police said was "highly likely to attack if approached".

Devon and Cornwall Police officers searched areas of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall after receiving reports of the dog on the loose.

The public were warned not to approach the seven-year-old German shepherd mixed breed dog, which broke free from its lead at around 6.45pm on Saturday.

Police received a call 7.45pm and also searched the area of Rough Tor, near St Breward, where the dog was last seen by its owner.

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"Officers have been deployed to patrol the area by car in efforts to locate the dog," a force spokesman said on Saturday evening.

"The dog is known to be aggressive towards people and livestock and is highly likely to attack if approached.

"Police are asking the public not to approach the dog, but to notify police immediately by calling 999."