Pit Bull-type seized in East Ham under Dangerous Dogs Act

A Pit Bull-type dog was seized from an address in East Ham under the dangerous dogs act.

A dog liaison officer from Newham Council, with support from officers from the Enforcement Partnership Team and the council’s Animal Welfare carried out a warrant at an address in Melbourne Road, East Ham on October 3.

It follows complaints from members of the community but enquiries are still ongoing.

Inspector Phil Stinger from Newham’s Enforcement Partnership Team & Problem Solving Team said: “We take all complaints around dangerous dogs seriously. This highlights our commitment to the local community that we will not allow people to use dangerous dogs to intimidate people living in our communities.

“If you have any knowledge of dangerous dog activity, the mistreatment of dogs or any other animals or if you have any crime related concerns please contact your local Safer Neighbourhoods Team in confidence or contact police via the non emergency number 101.”

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