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Chihuahua believed to be dead after being attacked and ‘carried off’ by large dog in Clifton

Police investigating a dog attack which is believed to have claimed the life of a beloved family pet are appealing for the public’s help.

Police say that the eight-year-old Chihuahua was walking with its owner in Nobel Road, Clifton, when it was attacked by a bull-breed type dog and carried away in its jaws.

The injured Chihuahua, which was set upon at around 10.45pm on the evening of 8 October, has not been seen again and is believed to be dead.

Officers, who have carried out extensive enquiries in the local area, are now appealing for additional footage from doorbell, CCTV and dashboard cameras.

PC Kane Dunker, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

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“This was a shocking incident that has understandably caused a huge amount of distress to this animal’s owners.

“We understand that dogs can be an integral part of a family home and are determined to track down the animal responsible and its owner.

“We have already viewed a large amount of footage and carried out door-to-door activities, but now want to hear from anyone else with relevant information – particularly those who may have dashcam or CCTV footage recorded at around the time of this incident.

“We particularly want to identify a large bull terrier type dog and a small number of men in tracksuits seen in the area at the time.”

Anyone with additional information is asked to call 101 quoting incident 807 of 8 October 2023.

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