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July 06, 2020 - WalesOnline

UK: Almost 2,500 postmen and women attacked by dogs in last 12 months

UK: Almost 2,500 postmen and women attacked by dogs in last 12 months
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A postal worker has spoken of a “frightening” dog attack he suffered as the Royal Mail launched a fresh appeal to reduce the number of incidents.

There were almost 2,500 dog attacks on postmen and women last year, a slight fall on the previous 12 months, but still causing permanent and disabling injuries to some victims.

In several areas of the country the number of attacks has increased, In the Glasgow “G” postcode alone, attacks on postmen and postwomen have almost doubled from 26 to 47 attacks annually (up 83%) and in Chelmsford in Essex they are up from 15 to 33 in a year.

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