Police search for owner of German Shepherd after guide dog attacked on bus in Mildenhall

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A blind woman has been left “very distressed and shaken” after her guide dog was attacked by another hound on a bus in Suffolk.

The incident took place at around 12.10pm on Monday, September 18 at a bus station in King Street, Mildenhall.

As the bus doors opened, a dog, believed to be a German Shepherd, boarded and began to growl before biting a guide dog around the back and neck.

Suffolk Constabulary has praised the bus driver and passing members of public who helped to restrain the vicious dog, which was not muzzled or on a lead.

While the guide dog suffered no obvious injuries, the incident has left its owner, a woman in her 70s who is registered blind, “very distressed and shaken”, a police spokeswoman said.


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The owner of the German Shepherd is described as a young man, with dark hair and a beard.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police on 101, quoting crime number 63439/17.

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