A postman says he is frightened to do his job after being attacked by a dog while working in Stevenage.

Richard Moreham says he was delivering a parcel to a home in Whomerley Road when the attack happened. 

"I knocked at the door with a parcel and could hear a dog barking inside," he explained. "The dog's owner opened the front door wide, without any caution, and the dog charged out, jumped up and bit me on my side. 

"The dog started chasing me, growling and barking as I backed away. 

"The owner said a very dismissive 'sorry' and shut the door in my face."


Mr Moreham went to Lister Hospital in Stevenage, where he said the bite wound was cleaned, and he was given antibiotics and a tetanus injection.

Mr Moreham has reported the attack to the police, and is now keen to warn other people to be vigilant. 

"I want to raise awareness of what happened, to protect people in that area," he explained, "and let them know they are living near a combination of a dangerous dog and a careless owner, so they don't also get attacked.

"The dog was jumping at face or throat height to a child, so it could have been a lot worse if it had been a child."


Mr Moreham continued: "The attack has made me frightened to do my job. I go to lots of houses with dogs, so I'm now nervous and apprehensive. 

"I've been told I don't have to deliver to that specific house again, but I don't want my colleagues to be in any danger either."

A spokesperson for Hertfordshire Constabulary said: "Police are investigating an incident where a man has allegedly been bitten by a dog in Whomerley Road in Stevenage.

"The incident reportedly occurred at around 11.45am on Wednesday, September 27.

"The victim required treatment at hospital.

"Anyone with information should call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference number 41/77395/23."

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