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

Central Park, Dagenham.

Central Park, Dagenham. - Credit: Archant

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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) - Credit: Metropolitan 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.

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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.