Sunday, 29 April 2012

Dog Takes A Bite Out Of Election Candidate!


Cllr Neil McGovern
(LD, King's Hedges - Cambridge City)

Cambridge City Councillor, Neil McGovern discovered a dog’s bite is certainly worse than its bark while out election canvassing last night (Wednesday, April 25).

He was bitten on the hand as he tried to put a note through a door in the city’s Atkins Close to let the homeowners know he had called while they were out.

Suddenly, the dog leapt at the letterbox and took a bite out of Cllr McGovern, who is standing for re-election in the King’s Hedges ward.

Cllr McGovern abandoned his canvassing and went to the accident and emergency department at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

“It was quite a shock and totally unexpected,” said Cllr McGovern. “It was a minor bite but I decided I ought to get it checked out at the hospital.

“The staff were fantastic. They gave me a tetanus jab and a course of antibiotics and I was ready to go in just 15 minutes. My partner had gone to get some coffee because we expected to be there for a while, but by the time she got back I had been seen and patched up.

“I was so impressed with the service and can’t thank the staff enough.”