Dogs to be killed after attack on PCSO

PUBLISHED: 10:20 22 August 2013 | UPDATED: 10:20 22 August 2013

Two border terriers are to be destroyed after they attacked a police community support officer (PCSO) while she was on patrol.

The 23 year old, from the Cray Valley West Safer Neighbourhood Team, was walking in Rookery Gardens, St Mary Cray at 12.15pm on December 5 last year when the two dogs ran out from an alleyway beside a house and began to attack her, biting her multiple times on her arms and legs, toppling her to the floor.

They continued to savage her even while she was on the floor. Members of public rushed to assist, giving her first aid and comforting the PCSO until an ambulance arrived. She was taken to the Princess Royal Hospital in Farnborough, where she received treatment for a number of bite wounds and scratches to her arms and legs.

At Bromley Magistrates Court on July 29, the owner of the dogs, Lavinia Lee, 32, of Rookery Gardens, St Mary Cray, was convicted of having dogs dangerously out of control in a public place and was fined £100 and ordered to pay compensation of £250, along with court costs of £105. The court ordered that both of the dogs be destroyed.

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