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Police appeal for information after dog brutally stabbed in a Dagenham park

PUBLISHED: 15:53 12 September 2017 | UPDATED: 14:41 13 September 2017

Central Park, Dagenham.

Central Park, Dagenham.

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Bertie was stabbed in Central Park, Dagenham on September 4 (Picture: Met Police)Bertie was stabbed in Central Park, Dagenham on September 4 (Picture: Met Police)

Police are appealing for information about a brutal knife attack on a dog in Dagenham.

Greyhound Bertie was out for a walk with his owner in Central Park at 3.30pm on Monday, September 4.

Whilst off his lead, Bertie disappeared out of Nina’s sight.

When he re-emerged he had huge slash and stab wounds.

The 12-year-old dog was taken to a nearby vets, who managed to stem the bleeding and save his life.

The former racing greyhound is now back at home with his owner, where he is recovering.

Sergeant Brian Fry said: “This kind of attack is thankfully rare and having working in Barking and Dagenham since 2002, I personally have not heard of such a despicable act.”

Witnesses should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or ring 101 quoting 4417874/17.

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