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MP backs campaign to reduce postie dog attacks

Droitwich Editorial 12th Aug, 2014 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

THE DROITWICH MP has backed a campaign to reduce the number of dog attacks on postal workers which he says are still far too high in the area.

It comes after it was revealed, in the last year, there had been 20 dog attacks on postmen and women in mid Worcestershire and more than 3,300 across the country.

Royal Mail has been highlighting the risk postal workers and members of the public face of being attacked while carrying out their jobs and have been encouraging responsible dog ownership.

Sir Peter said he thought the Royal Mail, CWU, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and the Dogs Trust were doing a fantastic job and he fully supported their campaign

He added: “The tendency can be to laugh at ‘dog bites postie’ stories but there is absolutely nothing funny about it.

“Volunteers – including politicians – also encounter dogs when out canvassing and leafleting in their local areas.”

Visit www.royalmail.com/dogawareness for more on the campaign.

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