A FORMER TV presenter has criticized police for detaining his dogs for 10 months after their dog walker was mauled to death by their own XL Bully.
Former ITN and Sky News journalist Glen Oglaza has not seen six-year-old Cookie and 15-month-old Shadow since the death of Natasha Johnston in January.
She was killed by her rescue dog, which was euthanized after the attack in Caterham, Surrey.
Now 68-year-old Oglaza is fighting police for the right to bring his pets home.
He told The Sun: “They were put in prison – they were locked in cages for ten months.
“We are not allowed to visit her.
“The rights of dogs and dog owners seem to me to be zero.
“No bail, no visitation rights.
“It’s torture. It was terrible for me and my family – truly heartbreaking.
“My children were devastated. They were torn to pieces.”
In September, Oglaza, from Croydon, south London, took Surrey Police to court, where a judge ruled his pets were being kept illegally.
He now intends to have the police ordered to pay costs at a civil hearing at Staines Magistrates Court today.