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 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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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.”