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Police seize four Pit Bull-type dangerous dogs during raid in Sidcup
FOUR banned and dangerous dogs were seized from an address in Sidcup this morning (April 27).
Bexley police seized four Pit Bull-type dogs from an address in Cherrydown Road at 7:45am and arrested a 22-year-old man.
The dogs were taken by the police for specialist examination to determine their true breed.
It is believed the dogs were being illegally bred by their owner.
Police found the dogs after they executed a drug search warrant on the address.
The man was also arrested for possession of drugs and a quantity of both class A and B drugs were seized.
He remains in custody at a south London police station.
Bexley Police Acting Detective Chief Inspector Steve Underwood said: “This morning’s action is part of the Commissioner’s ‘total war on crime’ to target known criminals operating across the capital.
“Recent events involving dangerous dogs are a huge concern to police and we are making every effort to ensure that all dangerous and illegal dogs are taken off our streets.
“The removal of these dangerous animals will help to keep the residents of Bexley safe.”
Four types of dog, including the Pit Bull Terrier, are banned in the country and it is illegal to breed, own, sell or abandon these breeds.