Urgent calls for action after dog attacks

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Urgent calls for responsible dog ownership have been made after it was revealed 16 people from Burnley and Pendle were admitted to hospital in one year as a result of bites or swipes.

The shocking figures, released by East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, show that there were 49 dog bites across the whole of East Lancashire in 2013. Eight of these were in Burnley, four were in Colne and four were in Nelson.

Overall the statistics show there has been one more incident in the whole of East Lancashire since 2012, with a slight decrease in the Burnley and Pendle numbers.


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