Published: 20:13, 08 July 2019
| Updated: 20:40, 08 July 2019
Shocking figures have revealed more than 200 postal workers have been injured by a dog attack in Kent.
Some areas of the county have seen a 20% rise in the number of incidents, according to the latest Royal Mail statistics.
This is putting posties at risk of life-changing injuries and owners are being urged to take steps to keep their pets under control.
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Earlier this year the owner of a Staffordshire bull terrier which bit off part of a postman's finger as he put mail through the door was convicted by magistrates.
Emma Knell was ordered to pay Keith Bourne £750 in compensation and carry out 250 hours of unpaid work in the community.