A pet has been mauled to death and a pensioner left with a broken leg after a savage dog attack in a Derbyshire field.Another of those 'very rare cases'...
Mr Reedman didn't realise his leg was broken at first. He said: "It was painful to walk on, but I managed to carry Millie to the car, and drive her to the vets, but when I got there it was so swollen that I had to be helped out of the car and into the vets.
"My daughter had to pick us up and take us to A&E. I don't know how I managed to walk on it like that - it must have been the adrenaline. I had to help, Anne was a state - she was traumatised and absolutely distraught - her little dog that she loved had been destroyed. She was very distressed."Didn't the other owner assist? Well, of course not. They never do, do they?
"It happened so quickly - it was all over in less than a minute. The owner never said a word to us, he dragged his dog off Millie and walked off. A moment later, a fisherman came along the footpath saying he'd heard the noise, and decided to go after the owner for us. He was so friendly and helpful, but by the time he caught up with the owner he was getting into his car and rushing off."I hope at least he got the registration number.
A Derbyshire Police spokesman said that no arrests had been made as yet. He said that officers had some possible leads but were still investigating. A number of people had come forward with information but witnesses were still being sought.One to watch.