Dog Attack at Fox Covert Farm, Heath Road, Merrilees

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Our Obstructions Secretary has advised us of a dog attack on footpath R60 at Fox Covert Farm, Heath Road, Merrilees on the 2nd March 2012. The Grid Reference is SK448065.

The walker suffered bites to the shoulder and wrist and is being advised to report this incident to the Police. LFA has already reported the incident to County Hall.

This is the second incident at this farm or to be correct on the road outside the farm, our member John J was attacked by three Alsatians on the 4th October, 2008.  The police were involved and a crime report sent to the CPS.  The CPS declined to summons the owner of the dogs.  It is always open to the person attacked to take out civil proceedings in the County Court for the injuries sustained.

If you are aware or become aware of any reported incidents in respect of dogs attacking people at this farm, I would be grateful if you could let me know.

Brian Jenkinson,
Hon. Secretary Leicestershire Footpath Association.

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