Two men arrested in Chesham dog fight crackdown

TWO men were arrested on Wednesday morning (September 7th) after three warrants were carried out in Chesham as part of a dog fighting crackdown in the area.

Thames Valley Police worked closely with the RSPCA and carried out the warrants at properties in Shelley Road, Creswell Road and Bachelors Close under the Animal Welfare Act.

The warrants were a result of concerns coming from the community that dogs in the area were being bred for fighting, which is illegal.

PC Hailey Goodwin, from the Chesham neighbourhood policing team, said: “Although we have had no further reports of any dog fighting in Chesham since this ongoing investigation started we are still following up lines of enquiry which has led us to carry out the warrants this morning.”

“Dog fighting was raised as a concern by members of the community last year and I hope that this work makes the reassurance that we do listen and will do all that we can to address any issues local residents might have.”

No dogs were seized from the properties.

A 44-year-old man of Shelley Road was arrested as well as a 25-year-old man of Bachelor Way. Both are currently in police custody.