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22 October 2014, 12:21
A man remains in hospital with serious injuries following a dog attack in the Belmont area of Durham.
Police believe a man and a woman were walking six American bulldogs when they began fighting with a Staffordshire bull terrier that was also being walked by its owner.
The owner of the Staffordshire bull terrier, a 63 year old man from Belmont, was injured during the incident in the Coniston Close area.
He was taken by ambulance to the University Hospital of North Durham (UHND) with injuries to his limbs and head. His condition is described as serious.
Immediately after this incident a local woman walking nearby was injured by one of the dogs. She was also taken to UHND where she is being treated for injuries to her leg.
A 48 year old man from Pittington, arrested in connection with the incident has now been released on bail.
Police tell Heart 14 bulldogs in total have now been taken to local kennels as a safety precaution.
Neighbourhood Chief Inspector for Durham Andy Huddleston said
"I can confirm all dogs involved in the incident have been secured and there is no immediate danger to the public. The people injured have been taken to hospital where we are monitoring their progress."