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Man and woman in their 20s mauled by two dogs as they tried to separate the fighting animals
23 October 2023, 09:08
A man and woman in their 20s have been hospitalised after trying to separate a pair of dogs fighting.
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Police were called to a home in Campbell Close, Hereford, around 5.15pm on Sunday afternoon following reports of the animals, who lived in the same house, attacking each other.
The dog which caused injury to the man has been removed from the property and secured in a kennel.
The breeds of the dogs is unknown and West Mercia Police said it had no further updates at this time.
A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said: "Earlier this evening, officers responded to a report of a dog-related incident which caused injuries to two people in Hereford.
"The incident took place at a residential property in Campbell Close, Hereford, at around 5.15pm on Sunday, October 22.
"A man in his 20s suffered a hand injury attempting to separate the dogs and a woman, also in her 20s, suffered facial injuries after being knocked to the ground. They have been taken to hospital.
"The dog which caused the injury to the man has been recovered and is currently secured at kennels."
No further details about the dogs or the owners have been released.