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Man attacked by rottweiler in the street
8:00am Thursday 17th January 2013 in News
A WALKER who was viciously attacked by a rottweiler on Boxing Day wants the owner of the dog to be dealt with.
Andy McGeeney, 65, of Hammonds Lane, Warley, was left with cuts to his right arm after being bitten by the animal while out for a walk along Eagle Way.
He spent the rest of the day at Queens Hospital and three weeks on, the wounds have not fully healed.
However, despite investigations by the police, the owner of the rottweiler has not been located and Mr McGeeney said he is concerned about someone else getting attacked.
He said: “I know officers have been down to the scene and spoken to residents, but everyone says they don’t own a rottweiler.
“I have my suspicions that someone is not being totally truthful and I want the owner of the dog who attacked me to be dealt with and for the police to be helped in their investigation.
“I also want other walkers to be warned about it. I realised when I went down the lane and saw the private property and video surveillance signs I shouldn’t be there.
“But if someone else stumbles down there and the dog attacks them, it could be bad. It’s dangerous. What if a child was attacked?”
Officers from Essex Police are still investigating.
A spokesman said: “Police have investigated and conducted house-to-house enquiries, but to date the owner of the dogs involved has not been identified nor has the dog been found.”
Anyone with information should call Brentwood police station on 101.