Three dogs have been seized by police after a man was bitten on a Watford footpath.

On Friday, April 11, it was alleged that a group of dogs attacked a dog being walked by two teenage girls in Harebreaks recreation ground.

Another incident occurred on Monday, May 19, when it was alleged that a dog bit a man in his 30s, causing swelling, on a footpath in the Harebreaks area.

A warrant was granted by a magistrates’ court and officers seized the three dogs under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Officers from the North Watford Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) seized three dogs from an address in Watford on Friday, May 30, following incidents reported in the area.

The team was supported by officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Dog Unit.

The owner of the dogs, a 72-year-old man from Watford, was interviewed under caution and reported for the offence of allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control in a public place.

PC Nicola Simons said: "Our priority is the safety of the public and so the power to seize the dogs was used whilst the owner of the dogs attends court to answer these allegations. We would like to reassure the public that we take all incidents involving dogs very seriously and will always attempt to take positive action."

The dogs are currently housed in kennels and their owner is awaiting a court date.