Woman savaged by Japanese ‘Akita-type’ dogs off UK coast is rushed to hospital

A woman has been left in hospital after being attacked by two Japanese "Akita-type" dogs in Wales.

The victim was out walking along Ffrith Beach, Prestatyn, in North Wales when she was set upon by the animals.

While two other dogs were also attacked as the Akita breed canines were on their rampage.

The attacking dogs have since been seized following the incident that took place on Sunday morning at approximately 8.30am.

WalesLive reports that local police have launched an investigation into the attack and are calling for witnesses who may have witnessed the animals.

Sergeant Daniel Ball of North Wales Police said: "Both offending dogs have been seized, the owners have been identified and an investigation is underway."

He continued: "Both dogs have now been seized and the injured dogs have been taken to a veterinary surgery to be assessed.

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He added: "An investigation is now underway and we are appealing to anybody who may have witnessed the incident or indeed received any injuries due to the dogs to contact us immediately quoting incident number Y135136."

The female victim was rushed to hospital after being bitten on her legs by the animals.

She had been walking her own dogs when the loose animals attacked her and her pooches.

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Witnesses are asked to contact the North Wales Police Control Room on 101 or via the live web chat.

Akita dogs have historically been used to hunt bears and also in dog fights.

The animals can grow to be as much as 70cm tall, while their temperament is traditionally seen to be composed, faithful, docile and receptive.

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