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Saturday, 26 July 2014

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It’s dog eat dog at elections

Carlisle city councillor Joe Hendry was delivering leaflets for the Labour Party ahead of this week’s local elections when a dog grabbed not just the leaflet but one of his fingers, and bit to the bone.

Joe Hendry photo
Joe Hendry

Councillor Hendry had to go to accident and emergency to have the injury treated.

“It gave me a hell of a fright,” he said.

“It brought home the old adage: ‘Once bitten, twice shy’. Maybe if you put your hand through people’s letterboxes you have to accept what you get.”

Was this the kind of occupational hazard they had in mind when they said politicians needed a thick skin?

Or perhaps, as some have suggested, the animal was a Tory attack dog.

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