Two charged after attack on guide dog in Stevenage town centre

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier was caught on CCTV

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier was caught on CCTV - Credit: Archant

Police have charged two people after their Staffordshire bull terrier attacked a guide dog in Stevenage town centre.

At 10pm on Friday, August 19, a 33-year-old man was walking with his guide dog, a black Labrador, through Town Square, when it was attacked by the animal which was off the lead at the time.

Bradley Chubb, 31, from Silam Road in Stevenage, and 30-year-old Charlotte Oakley from Harrow Court in Stevenage, were later arrested and charged with having a dog out of control in a public place. Both are due to appear at Stevenage Magistrates’ Court on October 12.

The dog responsible for the attack has not been traced and officers are keen to hear from anyone who recognises it in the CCTV picture, and has information about its whereabouts.

Anyone with any information should contact PC Andy Burnett on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.