Dog campaign aims to protect posties

A police campaign is aiming to prevent more postie being attacked by dogs
A police campaign is aiming to prevent more postie being attacked by dogs

A postwoman who suffered a horrific dog attack has teamed up with Merseyside Police to urge dog owners to keep their pets under control.

Claire Millen was bitten when the dog owner opened the door as she was delivering mail to the house last September.

She needed several stiches, but says it will take much longer for the emotional scars to heal.

Claire, 32, said: “It was a terrifying experience and I still have the physical scars to prove it. I am now scared to take my children out to the park in case there are dogs running around there.

“That’s why I fully support Royal Mail’s Dog Awareness Week 2015 campaig.”

On average eight postmen and women a day are set upon by dogs across the UK with more than 2,960 attacks taking place from April 2014 to April 2015.

So Merseyside Police have teamed up with Royal Mail and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) to mark National Dog Awareness Week to esnure dog owners are aware of the penalties they can now face if their pet attacks.

Royal Mail have a list of nearly 7,500 houses in Merseyside which have the displayed signs.