Pit bull seized by police in Alperton

The breed is banned under the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act

A dangerous dog was seized last week after residents tipped off police about an Alperton property.

Officers from Alperton Safer Neighbourhoods Team and the Status Dogs Unit entered the house Carlyon Road on Thursday morning and seized a suspected pit bull – banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.

Sergeant Michael Feeney from Alperton Safer Neighbourhoods Team said: “With the help of members of the local community providing information we were able to remove a potentially dangerous dog from our local community.”

All dogs need to be properly managed so they do not become aggressive and it is the responsibility of owners to keep their dogs under control.

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Last year the Status Dogs Unit seized more than 1,000 dangerous dogs.

Ian McParland, from the Status Dogs Unit, said: “Dealing with dangerous or status dogs is not just a problem for the police however and the Met does not work in isolation- we work closely with local councils and animal welfare agencies including the RSPCA to tackle the problem.”

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If you have any information relating to dangerous dogs or the mistreatment of dogs please call the Safer Neighbourhoods Team on 0300 123 1212.

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