Toy poodle brutally killed by dog in Loxford Park, Ilford

PUBLISHED: 16:39 11 September 2015 | UPDATED: 14:55 15 September 2015

Cameron Reeves, Lisa's seven-year-old son, and Milo before he died.

Cameron Reeves, Lisa's seven-year-old son, and Milo before he died.


After a Recorder appeal following a dog attack in Ilford a man has made contact with Redbridge Police.

Milo, who was killed by another dog in Loxford Park last week, when he was still alive.Milo, who was killed by another dog in Loxford Park last week, when he was still alive.

Redbridge Police today confirmed they have spoken with a man who volunteered himself in connection with a dog attack.

It comes after a poodle was mauled to death in Loxford Park on September 7.

The distraught owners of the dead dog, Milo, who was just 14 months old, have spoken of their horrific ordeal.

Lisa Reeves, 42, of Jasmine Close, Ilford, was walking Milo and her other pet dog, Lexi, with her daughter Nicole around the park, off Loxford Lane on Monday.

Toy poodle Milo (left) with the Reeves' other dog Lexi.Toy poodle Milo (left) with the Reeves' other dog Lexi.

Lisa said: “The dog, who I think was a pitbull crossed with a staffie, came running over from the other side of the park.

“The dog had got Milo in his mouth, and was biting him in the stomach.

“He was shaking Milo around like a rabbit.”

The tiny toy poodle started bleeding from his chest.

Lisa continued: “I was screaming, I was shouting ... I was hysterical.”

The attack happened at about 4.15pm in front of a number of children who were standing nearby.

Lisa said: “There were lots of kids, they were screaming, they were all so scared of the dog.”

She said she had to carry Milo past the school children, with blood spilling onto her jacket.

He was taken to the Pets at Home veterinary surgery, in Horns Road, Newbury Park, but sadly died shortly after arriving.

Yuvani Bandara, the vet who saw Milo, said: “It had puncture wounds on its chest and cuts to its abdomen - the injuries were fatalistic.”

Lisa said the whole family is distraught and her 7-year-old son Cameron has not been able to sleep since Milo died.

She said: “Everyone is so emotional, everyone who knew Milo said he was such a sweet dog.”

Police say no arrests have been made and enquiries continue.

Anyone with information contact Sgt Malik of Ilford Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101, alternatively to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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