Police investigate pitbull cross that mauled a labradoodle in a Dagenham park

Injured labradoodle Ralphy. Picture: Nicola Morris

Injured labradoodle Ralphy. Picture: Nicola Morris - Credit: Nicola Morris

Dog on dog violence has sparked a police investigation after a vicious attack in Goresbrook Park.

Injured labradoodle Ralphy. Picture: Nicola Morris

Injured labradoodle Ralphy. Picture: Nicola Morris - Credit: Nicola Morris

A pitbull cross allegedly left a labradoodle needing emergency treatment after mauling it whilst both dogs were off their leads near the park’s Vincent Road entrance.

“Imagine if the dog did that to a small child,” said Nicola Morris, 45 of Lullington Road, who owns labradoodle Ralphy.

The attack was on Monday, September 11 at 6pm. Ralphy is now recovering at home.

“The dog just went for Ralphy. It came running from a long way away and went for his neck, but because he was wearing a harness the dog couldn’t get hold of him so went for his stomach instead.

“Ralphy just lay there and took the attack.

“For three days he couldn’t lie down because of the pain - he just stood there crying.

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“I just want to warn other dog owners who walk their dog in the park.”

Police enquiries continue. Anyone with information should call 101.