UPDATE: Two dogs die in King’s Lynn attack

Jean Tuck of King's Lynn loses both her dogs after savage attack in King's Lynn walks. ANL-150212-200205009

Jean Tuck of King's Lynn loses both her dogs after savage attack in King's Lynn walks. ANL-150212-200205009

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The daughter of an elderly woman whose two pet Chihuahuas were killed in Lynn yesterday has suggested dogs should be kept on leads in a town park.

A man and woman have been arrested and bailed in connection with the incident, which happened close to the Hospital Road entrance to The Walks, at around noon on Tuesday.

Jean Tuck, 83, was bitten as she tried to save her beloved pets, Phoebe and Podge, after they were attacked by four Staffordshire bull terriers.

Phoebe died instantly but a bystander managed to grab Podge and ran with him to the vets in London Road in an attempt to save him.

Mrs Tuck and her husband Jim are now coming to terms with the loss of their beloved pets, who they rescued six years ago.

Their daughter Lynda Saint says her faith in humanity was restored thanks to the kindness of bystanders and police.

But she has also suggested that dogs are now kept on their leads in The Walks.

Mrs Saint said: “It seems to me there has to be a time between 8am and 6pm when dogs should not be allowed off the leads in The Walks.

“It is bad enough that this has happened to my 83-year-old mother but what if it had been a mother with a toddler and a dog?”

Earlier, police said a man and woman, both in their 40s, were arrested in connection with the incident and were taken to Lynn Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

They were subsequently bailed until January 15, pending further enquiries.

While the investigation continues, the four dogs have been securely boarded at kennels.

Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact Sergeant Trevor Smith, of Lynn police, on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.