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Police appeal to trace dog owner following a fatal dog attack in Castleford

Police in Castleford are appealing for the public’s help in identifying the owner of a dog which attacked another dog and that dog’s owner.

The victim was walking her two dogs on Watling Road, Castleford, at around 11:10am this morning (Monday. 31 December) when a large, beige-coloured Akita dog attacked one of her dogs and bit two of the victim’s fingers.

Police attended and seized the dog.

The victim’s dog was taken to the vets but has since passed away.

Officers have spoken to a number of people at the scene but as yet the Akita’s owner has not been identified.

Anyone with information which could help the police enquiries into this incident is asked to call Wakefield district police via 101 or use the 101 Live Chat facility on the West Yorkshire Police website, quoting crime reference 13180653311.