We’ve just received this from the Community Parks Officer at the Council. Please keep a look out, and report if you see them!
I am forwarding you the below extract to make you aware of a recent dog attack in the Chester Green/Parkers Piece area of Darley. If you feel appropriate, please forward where you see fit. I have asked the Park Rangers to be vigilant of the dogs in question and hope to liaise with the Police in an effort to speak with the owner involved.
The last incident is the one we have reported to the police as it is the most serious. It has an incident number …… and was reported on 13/06/2015 to Tracey at the local police station. We have an officer coming to see us tomorrow (16/06/15).
……. was on Chester Green with his dog on the lead and a white staffie started running towards them both. ……. could see the owner in the distance. The staffie stopped short, walked slowly towards them and stood in front of them for some time. …….. was expecting the owner, a man in casual clothing/joggers/hoodie to call his dog back, but he didn’t. He also had another brown staffie which he bent down to and indicated should run and join the first – still standing in front of …… and his dog.
As soon as both dogs were together without warning both dogs attacked. This attack was witnessed by …….., who we know from the Church and lives on Chester Green Road. Sadly, but luckily at the same time, the incidents that his dog has previously been subjected to makes him quick to respond and he was a match for these dogs, but ……., who suffers from mental health problems has been traumatised by this last incident. He says he will never be able to get the picture out of his head. The owner of the staffies was in absolutely no rush to catch up with his dogs and let his dogs continue to attack his dog. …….. called to him to call his dogs off but he did not. It was only when his dog managed to get the upper hand and ……. came over to try and help that the owner decided to slowly walk over blowing a whistle and shouted that he would ‘thrash’ his dogs.
……. yelled at the man to get his dogs under control to which the man did not respond other than to advise he would thrash his dogs and he then walked towards the church WITHOUT putting his dogs on the lead.
We have heard several stories of a man with two aggressive staffies – one brown, one white – on the green and we feel this must be the same man. We’ve been advised they have attacked a labrador and also went for an akita, before the owner of this dog ,warned them off. To be honest I’d be really surprised if this man has not been reported to the police already, we’ll find out tomorrow.
We haven’t really noticed the times the dogs have been walked but I feel really strongly that this is a situation that is waiting to get worse. The man appears to be deliberately building aggression in his poor dogs and it will not end well, especially in an area where children play.