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Birmingham: Dog chases residents down street

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CCTV footage shows a mixed breed dog, about the size of a Rottweiler, chasing after residents on Botha Road in Bordesley Green, Birmingham, on September 15. Terrorised residents say it is not the first time the dog has got loose and now they fear someone could get hurt.

One local, who asked to remain anonymous, said: “It has been happening since September 10. The dog came outside my house, and it started barking at us.

“The dog is often left in the front garden unsecure and then it runs after people. So far the dog has nearly been hit by two cars and chased after five or six residents.” 

The footage taken just before 8pm last Wednesday shows two frightened people sprinting down the road as the dog runs after them.

A second couple are then able to calm the animal and restrain it before it breaks free and runs off again. 

The resident continued: “We have phoned the police three times and once the dog warden.

“We live with young kids in the house too which is dangerous. If the dogs are not trained properly they could always be a hazard especially if there are children – and could attack and bite someone.”

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The resident has reported the issue to the police who has referred them to the dog warden team, part of the Birmingham City Council.

A spokesperson from Birmingham City Council told BirminghamLive: “We are aware of dog welfare issues reported by residents in Botha Road, Bordesley Green, which our Animal Welfare team are investigating.

“However, please note complaints made under the Dangerous Dogs Act are handled by the police.”

Additional reporting by Anisah Vasta.

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