MP backs guide dog safety campaign

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EAST Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson is supporting a campaign to stop attacks on guide dogs - by other dogs.

The Guide Dogs charity held a reception at Westminster to highlight their concerns after revealing that incident numbers are on the increase.

Ms Swinson said: “An attack on any dog is frightening, but for a guide dog owner it is much worse.

“With more than eight reported attacks on guide dogs a month, the trauma caused by these unprovoked attacks could leave a blind or partially sighted person a virtual prisoner in their own home.”