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Dangerous dog crackdown leads to four arrests

PUBLISHED: 11:28 06 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:53 25 August 2010

A POLICE crackdown on dangerous dogs has led to four arrests and the seizure of three suspected pitbulls.

A POLICE crackdown on dangerous dogs has led to four arrests and the seizure of three suspected pitbulls.

Greenwich Police carried out a series of raids as they executed seven warrants across the borough last Friday.

The Status Dog Unit and the Disruption team seized the three dogs from addresses in Antelope Road and Cantwell Road, in Woolwich and Cambert Way, Blackheath.

Dog handlers are examining the dogs to confirm whether they are pitbulls, an illegal breed.

Doug Skinner from Greenwich police: "We have been gathering intelligence provided mostly by members of the public and I am pleased with the result of the warrants.

"The operation has been running for 6 weeks and so far we have executed 15 warrants, arrested 9 people and seized 8 Pit Bull dogs. Anyone with a dangerous or illegal dog will face police actions and is likely to have the dog seized. We will not tolerate anyone keeping illegal dogs in the borough."

The four people arrested during the raids were bailed to return to a Southeast London police station on June 9.

Anyone with information about dangerous dogs can contact their safer neighbourhood team or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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