Six-year-old Louie was accused of menacing the Royal Mail worker near owners John and Linda Anslow’s home in Wimbledon, South London, leading to an early morning visit by police armed with a “lead large enough for a Rottweiler.”How brave! Because the marauding hellbeast is....a chihuahua!
So a small pet carrier would have been a better idea.
Mr Anslow, 63, said that the standoff between Louie and the postwoman had begun two months ago and that now he and his wife collect their mail from the local depot.
He said that three police offers turned up at their home last week at 7am to remove the dog. “They came with a lead that would fit a Rottweiler. When they said they were here to seize Louie and realised how big he was, they looked ashamed,” he added.Didn't think they were capable of this...
Police today confirmed reports that two people complained they had been bitten by Louie. A spokesman confirmed Louie was not seized but Mr Anslow was given a behaviour order.
The spokesman said: “At 7am on 27 April officers from Wandsworth supported by colleagues from the Dog’s Unit attended an address in Campen Close, Wimbledon, to carry out a search warrant.
“The warrant was executed under section 5 of the Dangerous Dog’s Act 1991, after police were informed that a dog had bitten two members of the public.”Usually, you can't be bothered to get off your backsides. What's changed here?
Is it because it's not really 'two members of the public' at all, but another public sector worker? The police do, after all, have form for being quick to act when it's 'just' a member of the public, while excusing their colleagues...