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Dog attack left postman 'disabled for life'

Figures from Royal Mail show 3,000 postmen and women were hurt in dog attacks between April 2011 and April 2012. But if the incident takes place on private property prosecution is limited.

Now an inquiry carried out by the former High Court Judge Sir Gordon Langley is recommending changes to the law to allow owners of dangerous dogs to be taken to court more easily.

"I got attacked by two Staffordshire-cross dogs for about 15 minutes," said Paul Coleman, a retired postman of 17 years.

"It's left me with really bad scarring and... disabled for life."

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