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Police dog Saxon will not be put down after attack.

Saxon - the police dog who faced an uncertain future - will not be put down.

The five-year-old German Shepherd had his licence withdrawn by Gwent Police after an attack on a kennel worker.

But after the latest assessment by Gwent Police Authority's Animal Welfare Committee, he will not be put down and will be found a new non-police role.

Committee chairman Councillor John Williams said: 'Gwent Police have acted very responsibly towards Saxon in agreeing to this final assessment, despite the fact they have been heavily criticised for doing so. They have a duty of care to Saxon a duty of care to ensure they do not compromise anyone's safety if he is re-homed.'
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Oct 17, 2006
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