Ammonia sprayed in dog’s eyes
Reporter: DAWN MARSDEN
Date online: 28 August 2014
BURGLARS sprayed ammonia into a dog’s face as they ransacked its owners’ home in Shaw, police revealed today.
The offenders broke in to the property, in Thornham Road, some time between 10.30-11.30am on Friday, August 15. They saw border collie Jack and sprayed ammonia in the pet’s face.
They then searched the house and stole personal property including money, a laptop and a mobile phone.
PC Tom Nicholson said: “Not only did the homeowners come back to see their house had been broken into but their beloved dog had been needlessly sprayed in the face with ammonia.
“The dog was in a lot of pain, had injuries to the eyes and was temporarily blinded. He needed treatment at the vets but thankfully the eyes are recovering well.
“I would ask people who may have been walking or driving in the Thornham Road area at the time of the burglary and witnessed anything suspicious, to contact us.”
Anyone with information can phone police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800-555 111.
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