Dog rescued after owner arrested in Southport January 31st, 2016 jmr jmr Latest News Shares Comments Photo: Merseyside police remove dog from van, Sunday January 31. The driver a white Ford Transit van was arrested on The Promenade and then taken into custody earlier this morning, leaving behind what is believed to be a Japanese Akita. A police dog handler was called to ensure it’s safe removal. At around 10am police removed the dog that was happy and well natured. A good ending for the police and dog, but not the owner. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!