Warning over dog attacks on posties; UK BULLETINS.
SOME of the almost 2,500 dog attacks on postal workers in the UK in the past year "could easily have ended in fatalities", a union official has warned.
Some incidents ended in serious and permanent injury, with one postwoman describing blood seeping through her trousers after she was bitten on the leg while doing her rounds.
The warning comes as the Royal Mail urges dog owners to control their pets as new figures show an increase in attacks.
The Royal Mail warned "even the most placid animal can be prone to attack if it feels it, or its territory, is being threatened".
Royal Mail's Dog Awareness Week runs from Monday until Saturday, with a special postmark applied to all stamped items during the week.