POLICE have said it could taken a while to establish the breed of dogs that have attacked people in Hereford in the past week.

A man was first reportedly bitten by a dog in playing fields, off Westfaling Street, last Thursday (October 19) before a couple were attacked in a home in Campbell Close, Saxon Gate, last night (October 22). 

All three people were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 


West Mercia Police has confirmed that the dogs involved in the attacks were seized and taken to secure kennels. 

However, the force has said that it is not in a position to release the breeds involved.

A spokesperson said: "A formal process with a qualified vet has to be followed to establish the breed of a dog, which can be a lengthy process."