West Norfolk Council could consider restrictions

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

0
Have your say

West Norfolk Council officials have said they may consider introducing restrictions to keep dogs on a lead in a Lynn park following the deaths of Jean Tuck’s pets, Podge and Phoebe, if there is support from the town.

A council spokesman said yesterday: “We are shocked and sickened by this horrific incident and our hearts go out to the lady whose dogs were so viciously attacked.

“We would urge anyone who has any information about the attack to let the police know immediately.

“The Walks and surrounding areas are popular places for dog walkers who enjoy the fact that they can let their dogs run loose in the open areas.

“The majority of dog owners are sensible, understand the area and their dogs and know when to put them on a lead.

“Thankfully incidents like this are rare and we have never had the need to introduce any restrictions regarding the use of The Walks for dog users.

“Introducing regulations to require dogs to be kept on a lead is something that we could look at doing in the future, if there is support and demand for them, but having such regulations won’t necessarily prevent incidents from happening.”

n What do you think? Should restrictions be imposed to keep dogs on leads in The Walks?

Send your views to: newsdesk@lynnnews.co.uk or write to Lynn News, Limes House, Purfleet Street, PE30 1HL You can also join the debate via @LynnNewsCitizen on Twitter or at facebook.com/lynnnews.