Dog Walkers and Owners
Yesterday in Haslington we attended to an address following reports of a suspicious incident which happened to a local dog walker. (This email is relevant to all dog walkers and owners even if you do not live in this location.)
The dog walker was shouted at twice to hand over their dog and to assist the person shouting with pushing their vehicle out of the mud.
The dog walker, feeling uncomfortable with the situation did the sensible thing and walked away and did not hand the person the dog. But we understand that in this situation, it must have been very upsetting and scary for the dog walker.
At this point, we do not know whether this situation was created in order to try to get their dog or whether the vehicle was genuinely stuck, either way, the way in which the situation was handled upset a resident of ours.
We are sending out this alert not to scare anybody, but to ask you to be aware of anything that seems out of the ordinary.
Our dog walkers are often one of our greatest routes of gathering intelligence, due to the amount of time that they spend outside and because of what they see and who they come across on their walks.
You should always call 999 in an emergency or 101 to report anything else. I can also be contacted for anything else on 07989650474 or on Haslington Police Facebook or Twitter Private Messenger, or on email to lizzie.href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org" target="_blank">email@example.com
Thank you for taking the time to read this today.
If you do not own a dog, but know someone who does, please ask them to remain vigilant and that we will be patrolling with this intelligence and incident in mind.
PCSO Lizzie Jolley 22582