Thieves hurl acid in dog walker’s face in bid to steal pet amid fears canines taken for illegal fight-to-the-death battles

THIEVES threw acid in a canine walker’s face as they tried to grab his pet on the weekend.

It comes amid fears the animals are being focused for unlawful fight-to-the-death bouts.


The person was strolling on a footpath in Kent when he was confronted by the 2 males[/caption]

Cops mentioned the sufferer was confronted by two males on Sunday morning as he walked the canine in Boughton Monchelsea, Kent.

They demanded he hand over the pet, however when he refused and tried to cease them taking the canine they hurled acid on him.

He managed to maintain maintain of the animal and was rushed to the hospital, with the canine being checked over by vets incase it had been sprayed by the corrosive liquid.

Kent police are warning different homeowners to beware following the terrifying early morning assault.

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It’s feared the canine could have been focused for brutal fights the place individuals wager on which animal will survive[/caption]

It’s thought gangs are resorting to determined new measures to steal canine, both to promote on as pets or to breed from them.

However some may even be destined for fights the place individuals wager on whose canine can be ripped to shreds.

Firefighters, paramedics and police have been known as to the screaming man, after he was doused within the liquid.

Det Sgt Jemma Cropper mentioned “The person was taken to hospital affected by the consequences of the substance and the canine was taken to a vet as a precaution.

“It left the person with burns to his face.

“We’re urging different canine homeowners to be vigilant.

“We’re additionally interesting for anybody with details about the incident or who recognises the descriptions of the 2 males to contact us.

“If you happen to noticed something, please name Kent Police on 01622 604100, quoting reference 19-0357, or name Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”

The primary attacker was in his 40s and of a giant construct and was carrying a white shirt and denims. The second man was in his 30s and slim.

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