Attack dogs have caused more than £18,000 of damage to trees in Colchester's Castle Park.You know what’ll fix this?
The owners of pit bulls and other vicious breeds are being blamed for encouraging dogs to bite the trees’ bark as a way of toughening them up.
Plant some Ents:
”Come and have a go if you think you’re hard enough!”
Insp Jim White, of the Colchester central neighbourhood policing team, said: “People may not realise how much damage stripping bark from the tree does. They need to be aware it is criminal damage.I expect that ‘vigilance’ will take the form of 6:00am morning park patrols, when they can be confident Stabby McChav and ‘Fang’ will still be sleeping in…
“Those responsible will face being arrested.”
Mr White does not believe dog fighting is a major issue in Colchester, but said the force would remain vigilant.