Bromley police support officer attacked by savage dogs

PUBLISHED: 14:45 10 December 2012 | UPDATED: 15:04 10 December 2012

A police community support officer was savaged by two out-of-control dogs while on patrol in St Mary Cray last week.

The officer, from Cray Valley West safer neighbourhood team, was bit on her arms and legs by the terriers in Rookery Gardens.

She was taken to Princess Royal University Hospital, where she received treatment for several bite wounds, scratches and bruises.

The 32-year-old owner of the dogs has been questioned by police for having dogs dangerously out of control in a public place. The dogs will now be put down.

Members of the public have been thanked by Bromley police after stepping in to help the officer fight off the animals.

Ch Insp Carron Schusler, of Bromley police, said: “This was a terrifying attack on a young officer who was simply out patrolling her beat.

“I would like to thank all the members of public who came forward to give first aid at the scene and comfort her until the ambulance arrived. We are really very grateful for their assistance”.

The PCSO is currently off work recovering from her injuries.

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