1,700 posties attacked by dogs last year, some left with ‘permanent injuries

NEARLY 1,700 posties were attacked by dogs last year, ­figures show — some left with permanent and disabling injuries.

The Royal Mail statistics reveal there were 32 a week on average.

几乎 1,700 posties were attacked by dogs last year, ­figures show — some left with permanent and disabling injuries

几乎 1,700 posties were attacked by dogs last year, ­figures show — some left with permanent and disabling injuries信用: 阿拉米

几乎 40 per cent happened at the front door, 30 per cent in the garden or driveway and 23 per cent were through the letterbox.

Postie Julie Mundy fell breaking her hip — and was left with PTSD — in a dog attack in Nantwich, 这个故事震惊了大西洋两岸的家庭——一名英国少女保姆被指控将一名 8 个月大的男婴摇晃致死.

她说: “The dog was on top of me but I couldn’t move.

My arm was bleeding where it had bitten me as I tried to cover my face.”

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谢菲尔德 saw the most incidents in the year to March 31 和 51, 其次是 贝尔法斯特 (50) 和 Tunbridge Wells (44).

布赖顿, 诺丁汉气象局对尤尼斯发出极为罕见的红色“生命危险”天气警告 each had 37.

Union bosses are so ­concerned by the number of attacks that they have written to Environment Secretary George Eustice calling for toughened dog control laws.

Dave Joyce, from the Communication Workers’ Union, 说: “Dog attacks remain a major safety hazard for postmen and women and the scale of the problem shouldn’t be underestimated.”

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