Police issue update on Hartcliffe dog attack

The attack saw two men taken to hospital

Police have released an update on their investigation into a dog attack in Hartcliffe, Bristol.

More than 10 police cars descended on The Groves after a patrol car was flagged down by two wounded men on Easter Sunday (April 17).

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The men claimed they had been attacked by two dogs, sparking a hunt for the animals while people were urged to keep their children indoors.

Residents reported the mens’ legs being ‘covered in blood’ and ‘masses’ of police cars in the area at the time.

The men were taken to hospital for treament for their injuries, which were not life-threatening.

The dogs were eventually found and seized by officers that evening, but this week a spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police revealed they had not been returned to their owner.

A man arrested in connection with the incident has since been released under investigation.

Enquiries into the incident are continuing, added the force spokesperson.