A spokesman for Avon and Somerset police said: "On the afternoon of December 22 a female contacted us to say she and her dogs had been attacked. Sadly her two dogs died from their injuries and she received injuries for which she required hospital treatment.
"Following a police enquiry the owner of the dog was located, and the animal – a Japanese Akita – was destroyed on December 23 by a vet under the Dangerous Dog Act.
"We are still keen to hear from anyone with information regarding the attack."Why not make 2015 the year all police forces started taking this seriously and using the power granted to them to remove these creatures from society?