Two arrests made by police investigating violent dog attack in Wigan

Police investigating a dog attack which left two people seriously hurt have confirmed they have made two arrests.
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A man and a woman were taken to hospital with what was described at the time as “serious and potentially life-changing injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening”.

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The dog was "dangerously out of control" at a property on Thomas Street, Hindley GreenThe dog was "dangerously out of control" at a property on Thomas Street, Hindley Green
The dog was "dangerously out of control" at a property on Thomas Street, Hindley Green
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Police have been continuing to investigate the incident and have now confirmed two people were arrested.

A police spokesman said: “Two people were arrested in connection with this incident and have since been released on bail whilst enquiries continue.

"The dog was seized by officers and is currently secure.”

The breed of the dog has not been revealed, but police confirmed the animal had not been killed.

This was one a series of dog attacks in the borough in recent weeks.

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Police seized 15 dogs and items worth £37,500 during their investigation.

A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being in charge of a dangerously out of control dog causing injury resulting in death and a 22-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of money laundering. They were both bailed as the investigation continues.