Police investigation into Jackass Flat police dog attack ‘near completion’

The Jackass Flat operation involved the dog squad, Critical Incident Response Team and State Surveillance. Picture: DARREN HOWE

The Jackass Flat operation involved the dog squad, Critical Incident Response Team and State Surveillance. Picture: DARREN HOWE

An investigation into a police dog attack on a woman in Bendigo earlier this year is nearing completion.

The woman, in her 40s, was mauled by a police dog while walking with her daughter along a bike path on Eaglehawk-Neilborough Road on March 28.

The dog squad was in the area for a ‘planned’ police operation in the nearby Howard Street, Jackass Flat. The woman was not connected to the operation and the bike path was not included in police road blocks.

A Victoria Police spokesperson said on Monday the investigation was near completion.

“Victoria Police continue to provide assistance to the woman and her family,” the spokesperson said.

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