THE GUARDIA Civil has arrested a 49-year old British man for allegedly causing severe injuries to a passerby and failing to provide help afterwards. The injuries were caused by two dogs of an allegedly dangerous breed.
A 50-year old Kosovan woman was walking through a park in Urbanisation Ciudad Quesada in Rojales when she was suddenly attacked by the two dogs, which were apparently not on a lead nor wearing muzzles. The dogs, both bull terriers, knocked her over then bit her in the face causing injuries so bad that she required emergency surgery to reconstruct her face.
At the time of the incident a man was seen in the park who, rather than stay and help the victim, ran away with the dogs.
Investigations by the Guardia Civil found out that the dogs were owned by a British couple who said they knew nothing about what happened as they had paid someone to walk their dogs.
A British man was subsequently arrested and charged and is currently on provisional release.