AN UNRULY pit bull-type dog was seized from a home in Belmont last week after police carried out a dangerous dogs raid.
Belmont Safer Neighbourhoods Team executed a warrant in Bush Grove last Friday and found that the residents at the address had great difficulty controlling the illegal dog.
The animal was taken away by the police and could be destroyed.
Officers in Harrow have prioritised the issue of dangerous dogs in the borough and have recently brought in expert PC Simon Underwood, from the Met Police's Status Dog Unit, to help with the initiative.
It is the second raid he has carried out with police teams in Harrow and speaking after executing the latest warrant last week, he said: "The people looking after the dog seemed surprised by the levels of strength and tenacity he displayed during the seizure. While it is natural for a dog to defend its home, this highlights the importance of ensuring that you only get a dog from a reputable breeder and are certain as to what the breed or type of dog is. If in doubt, always seek advice and information, which is available through your local Safer Neighbourhoods Team."
Last month PC Underwood and Safer Neighbourhoods Teams seized a pit bull-type dog in Queensbury, called Asbo.
* If you know of anyone who is keeping a dangerous dog, please call police on 0300 123 1212.