Sidmouth police search for mystery person cutting dog leads

PUBLISHED: 11:34 16 May 2010 | UPDATED: 13:59 18 June 2010

POLICE are appealing for the help of the public in catching the person who is making a Sidmouth dog owner s life a misery.

POLICE are appealing for the help of the public in catching the person who is making a Sidmouth dog owner's life a misery.

The culprit has cut or attempted to sever the dog's lead on four occasions in the last 12 months at different locations in the town.

Two incidents have happened near All Saints Infants School, one at Blackmore Health Centre and the latest attack happened on Thursday, May 6 possibly in Woolbrook Road.

Each time the owner has tied the lead to a post, left the dog for a short time, and returned to find the damage.

A police spokesperson said: "Obviously we are very concerned. The offender has to realise the danger they are putting the animal, pedestrians and drivers in.

"If the dog gets loose it could cause a car to crash and also endanger people walking on pavements."

The spokesperson said the owner was very "distressed" and worried about the consequences of the culprit's anti-social behaviour.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 08452 777444 quoting crime number KS/10/203.

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