Bull terrier saved by police

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CARING bobbies who helped save a dog after it was knocked down on a village’s main street have appealed for its owners to come forward.

PCs Jason Pool and Peter Stobart were carrying out inquiries in Easington Colliery when they came across the accident outside Dallas Carpets, in Seaside Lane.

The black Staffordshire bull terrier had run out into the path of a car and was left with cuts and grazes to its face and paws.

Checks later confirmed the pet had escaped without any broken bones or internal injuries.

The officers, who joined a group of people who had also stopped at the scene, contacted their bosses for approval to take the injured animal for treatment.

The dog was taken to Dunelm Veterinary Surgery, in Durham, where he will be cared for by a kennel as efforts continue to find the pet’s owners.

PC Pool, a response officer based in Seaham, said: “Peter and I are both dog lovers and have our own dogs and we realised how serious it was.

“We took him through to Dunelm and he’s doing really well.

“The driver of the car had no chance, he just ran out.”

The dog had no collar or microchip to identify who he belongs to, but Pc Pool says the rightful keeper will be able to tell him about particular markings which will confirm the animal is theirs.

The incident happened last Tuesday night. Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Pool on 0345 6060365.